Dahm Out As Hawkeyes' Baseball Coach

By Scott Dochterman, Reporter

Iowa head baseball coach Jack Dahm claps after one of Iowa's innings at bat during their game against Western Illinois at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City on Saturday, March 27, 2010. Iowa won, 10-9. (Julie Koehn/The Gazette)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — After leading the Iowa baseball program for the last decade, Jack Dahm is out as coach.

Dahm, whose contract was not renewed, compiled a 235-302 record over a 10-year period. He had two winning seasons in his tenure: 31-23 (2007) and 30-28 (2010).

“Jack has been a first-class ambassador for the University of Iowa the past 10 years,” Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta said in a statement. “I’m grateful for the mentorship and leadership he showed his student-athletes every day.”

Iowa finished eighth in the Big Ten with a 22-27 overall record and was 10-14 in league play. The Hawkeyes qualified for the Big Ten Tournament three times under Dahm and finished second in 2010.

The search for a new head coach will be national and begin immediately, according to a new release.

“Hawkeye baseball has a rich history and tradition,” Barta said in his statement. “We will look for someone who has demonstrated success competitively and academically, and someone who fits the culture at the University of Iowa.”

Last week Barta told The Gazette he wouldn’t speculate about Dahm’s future until after the season. The Hawkeyes finished the year with a three-game sweep of Purdue on Saturday.

“Anytime, any of our programs isn’t in the top half or competing for championships I have concern,” Barta said last week in Chicago.

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