COLLEGE BASEBALL

Iowa extends Heller through 2024

University of Iowa head baseball coach Rick Heller has a contract extension through 2024.

Heller has led Iowa to its best four-year stretch in program history, winning 140 games, advancing to two NCAA Regionals and claiming the first Big Ten tournament title in program history.

Under Heller's watch, Iowa has advanced to the postseason in four consecutive years for the first time in program history.

He has coached five All-Americans, a unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year and at least one first-team all-Big Ten selection each season.

Iowa has had 15 Major League Baseball Draft picks in four seasons - also the most in a four-year stretch all-time.

The Eldon, Iowa, native became the 20th head coach in program history in 2013 - his fourth stop as a collegiate head coach. He has enjoyed stints at Iowa (2014-present), Indiana State (2009-13), Northern Iowa (1999-2009) and Upper Iowa (1987-99), leading all four schools to NCAA postseason play. He is one of nine coaches all-time and one of five active coaches to lead three different Division I programs to NCAA Regional play.

In 30 seasons as a head coach, Heller owns a career record of 830-654-4.

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December 14, 2017



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