April 28, 2004
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Softball Coach Gayle Blevins announced today that Assistant Coach Holly Van Vlymen plans to resign at the conclusion of the 2004 season. The Hawkeye pitching coach has accepted a job as a kindergarten teacher at Virgil Grissom Elementary School in Princeton, IA.
Van Vlymen has coached at Iowa four years, working primarily with the Hawkeye pitching staff. She coached former Hawkeye Kristi Hanks to first team all-America honors and her second-consecutive Big Ten Pitcher of the Year award in her first season on staff. She also guided Lisa Birocci to third team all-America laurels and a Big Ten Pitcher of the Year award last season.
Together with Blevins and fellow assistant Michelle Venturella, Van Vlymen was part of the Hawkeye staff that was named the NFCA Midwest Regional Coaching Staff of the Year last season.