University of Iowa Moon Family Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz has announced some coaching changes within the Hawkeye football program. One of the notable changes is the appointment of Seth Wallace as Assistant Head Coach, a first in Ferentz's tenure as head coach.
Wallace, who has been a valuable part of the coaching staff for many years, will also continue his role as Assistant Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach. In recognition of his contributions, Wallace will see an increase in his base salary from $755,000 to $1,000,000 annually.
Iowa's linebacking corps, led by Wallace, has consistently been one of the best in the nation. Under his guidance, five linebackers have received All-America recognition, including standouts like Josey Jewell and Jack Campbell. Wallace has also helped develop linebackers who have gone on to successful careers in the National Football League.
In addition to the coaching changes, Ferentz announced that defensive coordinator Phil Parker's contract has been amended to a base salary of $1,900,000 annually. Parker, who was recently honored with the Broyles Award, consistently leads one of the top defenses in the country. In the 2023 season alone, the Hawkeyes ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense and passing efficiency defense.
However, the coaching staff shake-up also means parting ways with wide receivers coach Kelton Copeland. While Ferentz expressed his appreciation for Copeland's contributions, his contract has not been renewed.
Ferentz is currently in search of an offensive coordinator, and an announcement regarding the position is expected soon.
These changes reflect Ferentz's commitment to building a strong coaching staff that can lead the Hawkeyes to continued success. With the upcoming season on the horizon, Iowa fans can expect the team to be well-prepared under the guidance of Coach Ferentz and his dedicated coaching staff.