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Lisa Bluder, Caitlin Clark’s Iowa coach, announces retirement

Lisa Bluder, who led the Iowa women’s basketball program to unprecedented heights for 24 years and helped Caitlin Clark reach superstar status, announced her retirement Monday.

“There is never an ideal time to retire and I am sure this fall I will miss the games, the practices, the road trips, the atmosphere, the great fans and, most importantly, the players,” said the 63 year old Bluder. a statement. “But my belief in the foundation of this program, knowing that success is now an inexorable part of women’s basketball at the University of Iowa, gives me comfort as I transition to becoming the program’s greatest champion.”