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U of I releases field hockey coach

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta has terminated the contract of head field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum.

“Tracey has had a successful career as our head field hockey coach.  I am appreciative of her service,” said Barta. “Following a comprehensive review of the field hockey program conducted this summer, I have made the decision it was time for a change in leadership.”

The University will honor Griesbaum's contract, which means she will receive a $200,000 one-time payment for termination without cause.

Barta plans to identify a new coach as soon as possible.

“Our immediate focus is to provide our returning student-athletes the assistance they need to make this transition and begin their season,” said Barta.

The team will play their season opener in an exhibition against Louisville on Aug. 23 in Iowa City. Their first regular-season game is set for August 30-21 in North Carolina.
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