Fred Hoiberg records double eagle, hole-in-one in last two months


Mar 21, 2013; Dayton, OH, USA; Iowa State Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg watches his team go through drills in practice before the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at University of Dayton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg has had an incredible calendar year. After reaching the third round of the NCAA Tournament losing on a last-second shot by Ohio State to getting a new contract, the head coach has been sinking great shots at the golf course during the offseason.

From Jeff Eisenberg of the Yahoo! Sports basketball blog:

"Two months after recording a double eagle on a 555-yard par-5 at Cabo del Sol’s Ocean Course in Mexico, Hoiberg showcased his golfing prowess again Monday at a Coaches vs. Cancer event at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines. He aced the 135-yard 17th hole with a pitching wedge for his first-ever hole in one.“It was exciting because I was hitting the ball pretty pathetically to be honest with you,” Hoiberg told WHO-TV in Des Moines. “I’d love to tell you that I pured a pitching wedge that had a little backspin on it into the hole, but I bladed it a little bit, it had a little sidespin on it, it hit the flag and dropped. I was floored.”"

Everything is going right for the former beloved player on the Cyclones. If the football team starts to struggle, maybe Hoiberg can try to obtain some NCAA eligibility and take a few snaps under center.