Iowa’s Lisa Bluder agrees to contract extension

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hawkeyes women’s basketball coach Lisa Bluder has agreed to a one-year contract extension.

University of Iowa Director of Athletics Gary Barta’s announcement Thursday means Bluder will be head coach of the women’s basketball program through the 2019 season.

The school says Bluder is one of 13 active Division I coaches with 600 or more wins. She has coached the Hawkeyes to the NCAA tournament in each of the last six seasons.

Bluder is in her 14th season as Iowa’s head coach and her 30th year overall. She said in a statement Thursday that she was honored by the extension.

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