Iowa announced a contract extension for wrestling coach Tom Brands on Friday morning. Brands got a three-year extension, keeping him in Iowa City at least through the end of the 2022-23 season.
“Tom embraces the challenges and responsibilities associated with leading the Iowa wrestling program,” Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said in a statement. “He is committed to our philosophy of ‘Win, Graduate, Do It Right.’ There is tremendous momentum behind our wrestling program and I’m excited about the future.”
Brands started coaching the Hawkeyes in 2006 and won three straight NCAA team titles from 2008-2010. Brands also has coached 10 individual NCAA champs.
Iowa has led the NCAA in attendance in all 11 seasons of Brands’ tenure, according to the press release.
“There is a great deal of momentum behind this project and that’s a testament to the support and vision of our fans and leadership,” Brands said. “We expect to be the best. There is no question. There is no starting point. There is no end. It’s a continuous process and this is the next step in that process.”
In the release, Iowa also announced it was ” exploring possibilities for a new wrestling training center.”