New contract runs through June 2013
Head Coach Tom Brands has signed a contract extension that will run through the 2013 wrestling season.
Brands Signs Contract Extension
Nov. 26, 2008
IOWA CITY, IA -- University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta announced today that Coach Tom Brands has signed a contract extension that will run through the 2013 wrestling season.
"Tom Brands is the best wrestling coach in the country," said Barta. "When you combine that with the fact he's been a Hawkeye all his life, the fit is perfect. I look forward to working with him for many years to come."
Brands' new contract will run through June 2013 and increases his guaranteed annual compensation to approximately $150,000. Additional academic and athletic incentives will offer Brands opportunities for additional income.
The 2008 NWCA, W.I.N. Magazine and Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year, Brands is in his third season as Iowa's head wrestling coach. He has a 39-6 overall and 13-3 Big Ten record at Iowa, and a 56-26 career mark. Brands and the defending NCAA and Big Ten Champion Hawkeyes are off to a 4-0 start this season with wins over Iowa Central (52-0), Coe (51-0), Minnesota State Mankato (45-3) and Arizona State (41-0) at the Iowa City Duals last week. Iowa is currently on an 18-dual match winning streak.