The Daily Iowan

Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

Iowa softball added a longtime Iowa high-school coach to its growing staff.

The+Iowa+softball+team+warms+up+before+Iowa%C3%95s+Big+Ten+tournament+game+against+Ohio+State+at+the+Goodman+Softball+complex+in+Madison%2C+WI.+The+Hawkeyes+defeated+the+Buckeyes+5-1.+%28Nick+Rohlman%2FThe+Daily+Iowan%29
Back to Article
Back to Article

Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

The Iowa softball team warms up before IowaÕs Big Ten tournament game against Ohio State at the Goodman Softball complex in Madison, WI. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 5-1. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

The Iowa softball team warms up before IowaÕs Big Ten tournament game against Ohio State at the Goodman Softball complex in Madison, WI. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 5-1. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

The Iowa softball team warms up before IowaÕs Big Ten tournament game against Ohio State at the Goodman Softball complex in Madison, WI. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 5-1. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

The Iowa softball team warms up before IowaÕs Big Ten tournament game against Ohio State at the Goodman Softball complex in Madison, WI. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes 5-1. (Nick Rohlman/The Daily Iowan)

James Geerdes, Sports Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Iowa softball added another weapon to its growing arsenal of new coaches on Aug. 2. Longtime Iowa high-school softball coach Rick Dillinger has been named as an assistant coach.

Dillenger has a long and decorated career as a high-school coach. With 42 years of coaching experience under his belt, he’s acquired a 1,165-551 overall record. He has also won three state championships, 13 conference titles, nine sectional championships, and 11 district championships while working with Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, North Polk Community, and Danville Community School.

“We are very fortunate for the opportunity to bring aboard one of the top coaches in Iowa,” head coach Renee Gillispie said in a release. “His knowledge and passion for the game along with his Iowa connections makes [Dillenger] the ideal choice.”

Dillenger acquired numerous awards throughout his long career. He won the National Softball Coach of the Year award in 2004, and he’s earned seven District Softball Coach of the Year honors. Dillenger is also a member of the Upper Iowa University Hall of Fame and the IGCA Hall of Fame.

Dillenger joins Gillispie and assistant coach Trena Prater as softball’s most recent hirings.

 

Comments

comments

About the Writer
James Geerdes, Sports Reporter

James “Jim” Geerdes is a sports reporter, digital producer, and designer. He is currently  a sophomore. He spent his freshman year covering wresting,...

Navigate Left
  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Campus

    New Living Learning Community to provide support for first-generation students

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Football

    Former Hawkeye George Kittle nearly breaks NFL record

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Downtown

    Iowa City grows after 10 years as City of Literature

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Campus

    UI research leads to possible treatment for diabetes, fibrosis

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Latest News

    No. 4 Iowa takes down No. 16 Lehigh, 28-14

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Latest News

    Hawkeye women top Jaguars despite 3-point woes

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Featured

    Hearing over fetal-heartbeat law held in Polk County

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Beyond the Buzzer

    Beyond the Buzzer Podcast: Episode 2

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Latest News

    Lineup announced for Mission Creek Festival 2019

  • Rick Dillinger named assistant softball coach

    Featured

    Iowa shows fight in feisty win over Iowa State

Navigate Right