Iowa hires Renee Gillispie as new softball coach

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Renee Gillispie is coming home.

The Danville native was hired to be the new softball coach at the University of Iowa on Friday. She spent the last 18 years as the head coach at the University of Central Florida, where she won five conference championships and made seven NCAA Regionals, including four straight regional finals.