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Hall of Famer Blevins Retires as Hawkeye Softball Coach

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(Iowa City)(KWWL) University of Iowa Softball Coach Gayle Blevins has announced her retirement from coaching after an illustrious 31-year career.   

Blevins, who coached at Indiana University (1980-1987) and Iowa (1988-2010), retires with a 1,245-588-5 record, including a 945-440-3 record in 23 seasons at Iowa. Her 1,245 wins are the second-most in NCAA Division I softball history. 

While at Iowa, Blevins led the Hawkeyes to the Women's College World Series four times, won five Big Ten regular season championships, two Big Ten Tournament titles and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances.  Iowa was also selected to host eight NCAA Regionals during Blevins' tenure at Iowa.

 

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