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The tradition surrounding the University of Iowa softball program is there -- four Women's College World Series berths, 16 NCAA Tournament appearances. Head coach Marla Looper, who is entering her fourth season, is looking to bring the Hawkeyes back to the pinnacle of past success.




Marla Looper is entering her fourth season as the head coach of the University of Iowa softball program.






Looper has the resume to bring the UI back to the top after coming to Iowa City following a successful stint at the University of Texas, where she helped guide the Longhorns to three Women's College World Series and nine NCAA Tournament in 11 seasons. During her time in Austin, Looper served as the pitching coach for seven seasons, where she mentored softball great Cat Osterman.

Looper filled out her staff with experience and ties to the program. Adrianna Baggetta serves as the top assistant after spending nine seasons at her alma mater, University of South Carolina.

With the past experiences combining to make a well-rounded coaching staff, the Iowa softball program is primed to build on its past glory. Iowa started down the path to glory in 2012, finishing second in the Big Ten. In 2013, the Hawkeyes won 30 games, posting the most wins since finishing 42-16 in 2009.

MARLA LOOPER
Head Coach (Pitching)
4th year at Iowa

ADRIANNA BAGGETTA
Assistant Coach (Defense)
4th year at Iowa

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