Dubs Named to Coaching Staff at Virginia Tech

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa track & field assistant coach Andrew Dubs announced Friday he will be taking a top assistant job at Virginia Tech University.
Dubs has directed the men’s and women’s throws program since joining Iowa in 2014
“I leave Iowa with a bitter sweet feeling,” Dubs said. “I cannot thank Coach Joey Woody enough for the opportunity he afforded me here at the University of Iowa.  It has been a pleasure working for him and with our incredible student-athletes.  The university and the Iowa City community became my home away from home and I leave here with nothing but positive memories and incredible feelings toward Iowa.  So while it is tough to leave in that regard, I am incredibly excited to move back east and be closer to my family.  I look forward to joining the Virginia Tech program and working for head coach Dave Cianelli.”
Dubs led Iowa’s throwers to one of their most successful seasons in 2017. He had three throwers represent Iowa at the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2008, freshman Laulauga Tausaga became Iowa’s first female Discus thrower to win a Big Ten Outdoor Championship, and sophomore Reno Tuufuli placed top-5 at the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career.
In addition, Iowa earned multiple first team All-American honors for the first time in school history in Tausaga and Tuufuli and has had a thrower on the US Junior National team during every year of Dubs’ tenure at Iowa, including Tausaga, who recently won the Pan American Junior Championship breaking the meet and Pan American record in the process with a throw of 59.29 meters.  Tausaga ended the season ranked No.1 in the World (U20) by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).
A national search for Dubs’ replacement is already underway.