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Gable returning to Iowa staff as assistant coach

Updated: April 14, 2006, 5:38 PM ET
Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wrestling great Dan Gable is returning to the Iowa Hawkeyes' staff as an assistant coach, the university said Friday.

Gable, 57, has been working as an assistant to athletics director Bob Bowlsby since he retired as wrestling coach after the 1997 season.

However, the firing of coach Jim Zalesky last month and hiring of Tom Brands opened another option for Gable.

Gable will continue to have department-wide duties and will retain his assistant to the director ...

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