Blevins retires with 1,245 wins

Updated: June 17, 2010, 6:51 PM ET
Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa coach Gayle Blevins, the second-winningest softball coach in NCAA Division I history, is calling it quits after 31 seasons.

Iowa athletic director Gary Barta announced Blevins' retirement Thursday. Blevins spent the past 23 seasons at Iowa after eight years with Indiana. She leaves the game with a record of 1,245-588-5.

Blevins led the Hawkeyes to 16 NCAA tournaments and four Women's College World Series appearances. Blevins never had a losing season at Iowa or Indiana and was a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year with the Hawkeyes.


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