John Gregory is staying with, and former Iowa State coach Jim Walden isjoining, the Iowa Barnstomers. After a month of negotiations, Gregory gotwhat he wanted, a multi-year contract. Gregory has been the team’s only headcoach in its five-year history.Gregory says one of his concerns in contract negotiations with the team wasthe future of the Barnstormers in Des Moines. He says the ownership has doneeverything it can to try and convince people to build a new facility.Without the new building Gregory says he doesn’t think the team will stay inDes Moines. Walden has been named Director of New Business Development andsays his goal is the strengthen the team’s relationship in the corporatecommunity.Walden also says the long-term viability of the franchise hinges on a newarena.Walden says he has had other opportunities since leaving coaching but thisone meant he could remain in Iowa.
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