Entire head coaching roster is back

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When the Iowa State Athletics Department hosts its first Head Coaches meeting this fall, there will be no new introductions. Every head coach from a year ago is back.

That is the first time in a decade that the whole group of Iowa State head coaches return.

Some coaching transitions occur as staff is recruited to other schools. Some of it is based upon decisions to head in a different direction with leadership. Either way, change is inevitable.

“We feel like we have built a very talented group of head coaches and they are excited to be here,” Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said. “Our job is to continue giving them the resources to be competitive and making Iowa State an attractive place.”

The Cyclones introduced two new coaches in each of the prior four seasons. Three coaches – Greg McDermott, Jay Ronayne and Cael Sanderson – joined the staff in 2006-07. That is the high water mark for change.

Besides 2011-12, the only two seasons in which ISU returned its entire cast of head coaches since the formation of the Big 12 were in 2001-02 and 1996-97.

Hopefully, that stability at the highest level is a stabilizing foundation for future success.

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