Greg Byron, Matt Wooldrik join Iowa baseball program
Former Hawkeye Matt Wooldrik is in his first season as the University of Iowa's director of baseball operations and director of the Iowa Baseball Academy. Wooldrik competed at Iowa from 2003-07.
Wooldrik joins the program after serving as an assistant coach at Regina (Iowa) High School from 2008-13. He helped guide the team to three Cedar Valley Conference titles (2010-12) and a runner-up finish in 2013. During the 2011 season, Regina was sub-state runner-up, which included a loss to eventual state champion, Davis County.
Woodrik started 44 games for Iowa during his senior season, hitting .323 (51-of-158) with 22 runs and 22 RBIs and 10 doubles. The Hawkeyes went 31-23 during the season -- the best record in a decade -- which included a school-record 12 straight wins, 10 of which were Big Ten games. The Hawkeyes hit .325 as a team to rank in the top-15 nationally and their .425 on-base percentage ranked in the top-20 in the country.
An Iowa City native, Wooldrik prepped at Iowa City High, where he earned 13 athletic letters. He earned his bachelor's degree in management organization and finance from the University of Iowa in 2007.