From Iowa’s Sports Information Office:
Dyersville native Nic Ungs has been named the University of Iowa baseball program’s director of baseball operations, head coach Rick Heller announced Monday. Ungs joins the Hawkeyes after working in information technology and spending nine years as the pitching coordinator with the Georgia Bombers Baseball Club in Atlanta. He coached 45 players that went on to play Division I baseball and nine players have been drafted in the last two Major League Baseball First-Year Player Drafts. The 1998 Beckman High School graduate played professionally for 11 years after being selected in the 12th round of the 2001 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins. He played in the Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers organizations — four years at the Triple-A level and five years in Double-A. He had an 82-68 career record with a 3.79 ERA and he tossed a no-hitter in 2005. Ungs played his college ball at Northern Iowa under Heller and he was a college teammate of Iowa assistant coach and 1998 Cascade High School grad Marty Sutherland. During his career at Northern Iowa, Ungs was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2001. Ungs also was a second-team All-American, a first-team All-Valley selection, and was later named to the MVC All-Decade team. He graduated from UNI in 2001 with a degree in general studies. In 2015, Ungs was inducted into the Northern Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.