College Wrestling: Iowa Signs Brands to Extension

Iowa City — Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands has signed a contract extension through the 2029 season.

Brands is in his 16th season as Iowa’s head wrestling coach. His teams have won four NCAA and six Big Ten titles, and enter this week’s NCAA tournament as defending national champions.

Brands became the eighth head coach in program history in 2006. He is a five-time Big Ten Coach of the Year and three-time National Coach of the Year.

Iowa has led the nation in attendance every year since Brands’ first season in 2006-07.