It took the University of Iowa a while, but it finally hired a new baseball coach.
Gary Barta says 80 coaches applied and the clear choice was Rick Heller.
“It starts with recruiting and we have to do a great job in our state, we have to take advantage of our good high school players that are here and keep them from leaving,” Heller says. “It’s not always the most talented palyer, it’s finding the right player.”
Heller was a proven winner at UNI and Indiana State. He’ll have his hands full at Iowa where baseball has not been funded or supported like other programs, though Heller says he’s been told that’s about to change.