Dec. 18, 2007
IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta announced today that Cindy Fredrick has resigned her position as head coach of the women’s volleyball program.
Fredrick compiled a record of 46-82 during her four years as the seventh head coach in the history of the women’s volleyball program. Her record in Big Ten Conference play was 9-71 and included a 1-19 record in 2007.
“It is with regret that I have decided to resign my position at the University of Iowa,” Fredrick said. “My staff and I have made great strides to improve the volleyball program over the past four years. Our student-athletes have been highly successful in the classroom, attendance has seen significant growth, as has participation at our instructional camps, and our competitive level has improved.
“We have some of the best-ever recruits for 2008 and, thus, anticipate that the program is very well-positioned for success in the near future,” Fredrick added. “I would like to thank our fans, staff, and those parents and student- athletes who have been supportive throughout our four years at Iowa. I wish the Hawkeyes great success.”
“I have great appreciation for the efforts of Cindy and her staff. Certain areas of the volleyball program at the University of Iowa have never been better and the improvement in those areas is 100 percent attributable to Cindy’s leadership, drive and commitment. I want to thank her and wish her the very best in the future.”
UI Director of Athletics Gary Barta
“I have great appreciation for the efforts of Cindy and her staff,” Barta said. “Certain areas of the volleyball program at the University of Iowa have never been better and the improvement in those areas is 100 percent attributable to Cindy’s leadership, drive and commitment. I want to thank her and wish her the very best in the future.”
Barta said the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will begin a nationwide search for a new head coach immediately. He added that he expects interest in the position to be very strong.
“We compete in one of the nation’s very best conferences for women’s volleyball, we offer world class educational opportunities, and, geographically, we are located in a region of the country that boasts outstanding high school and club volleyball. I’m confident we will attract a pool of exceptionally well-qualified candidates,” he said, noting that the volleyball program will benefit directly from the revitalization plans for Carver-Hawkeye Arena that Barta expects to share with the Board of Regents sometime this winter.
“My expectation for our volleyball program is no different than my expectation for all of our sports programs: I expect us to achieve at a very high level athletically and academically, to make positive contributions to our campus community and the greater Iowa City community, and to endeavor to provide a lifetime of positive memories and experiences for our student-athletes,” Barta added.
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