Brickman joins Iowa baseball staff

IOWA CITY – Scott Brickman has been named the interim pitching coach for the University of Iowa baseball program, head coach Rick Heller announced Monday.

Brickman joins?the Hawkeyes after a four-year stint as head coach at NCAA Division II Belmont Abbey College (Belmont, N.C.).

“Scott will be a great fit for our program and the University of Iowa,” said Heller. “He is an excellent pitching coach, tremendous recruiter, and wonderful person. I know our players will enjoy working with him.

“Having worked with Scott for two years at Northern Iowa, I am looking forward to having him back on my staff as an assistant coach. He did a great job as the head coach at Belmont Abbey the past four years, and I’m excited to have Scott on board.”

During his four-year run at Belmont Abbey, Brickman led the Crusaders to a 104-82 record, a 2012 Conference Carolinas Western Division Championship, and a pair of top-25 national rankings – the first in school history. Brickman departs Belmont Abbey with the best winning percentage in the program’s 22-year history.

Brickman was a Denver High School graduate, earning all-state honorable mention honors as a pitcher from the Iowa Newspaper Association in his senior season of 1994. He went on to pitch at Northern Iowa, graduating in 1998.

Brickman served as an assistant coach at Wartburg College (1998-99) and Muscatine Community College (2000-02), and was head coach of the Florence Redwolves – a summer collegiate team in Florence, N.C.

He followed with five seasons as assistant coach at Wofford College and then returned to Northern Iowa as an assistant under Heller from 2007-09.