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Assistant football coach position open at Iowa

[ 0 ] January 24, 2013 |

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz hasn’t confirmed that he is looking to hire a new full-time assistant coach. But the University of Iowa has confirmed it by listing the position on its job-search website.

The job listing posted Wednesday comes approximately three weeks after junior-college receiver Damond Powell said publicly that Erik Campbell had resigned as the Iowa receivers coach. Campbell had been the lead recruiter for Powell, who briefly wavered on his commitment to Iowa, but has since solidified his pledge to the Hawkeyes.

Iowa sports information director Steve Roe said Thursday afternoon that Ferentz would have no comment on the job listing. Roe also declined to comment on the job listing, except for saying that his department doesn’t handle that information.

Campbell hasn’t confirmed that he resigned from his position at Iowa, nor has it been reported that he’s been hired by another school.

However, Campbell put his house in Coralville for sale shortly after the 2012 season and he also acknowledged well-wishers on Twitter after reports surfaced in early January that he was leaving Iowa.

The job listing comes on the heels of Iowa finishing 4-8 this past season.

Campbell has coached the Iowa receivers for the past five seasons. He joined Ferentz’s staff after coaching at Michigan from 1995-2007, including serving as assistant head coach from 2003-07 under Lloyd Carr.

Campbell also played football at Michigan from 1984-87, starting as both a receiver and a defensive back at different times in his career.

Iowa has hired a new graduate assistant coach with D.J. Hernandez saying on Twitter earlier this month that he had accepted an offer to coach the Iowa tight ends. Hernandez is believed to have replaced former graduate assistant David Raih, whose time had expired in that role after three years.

Raih has since moved on to Texas Tech, where he is expected to work closely with recruiting.

The job listing reads:

The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications for the position of Football Assistant Coach. This is a full-time, 12-month position and includes full University benefits.

Responsibilities: NCAA Countable Assistant Coach-Position coaching responsibilities TBD. Recruiting-including determining eligibility of prospective student-athletes and coordinating on-campus visits, assist in development of game plan for each opponent, assist in the development of playbook materials, handle personal counseling needs of players directly supervised, public speaking and promotion, other duties as assigned by head coach.

The listing expires Feb. 6.

See the complete listing on the university’s job search website.

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

About Pat Harty: Columnist Pat Harty has been covering the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Press-Citizen since 1991. Originally from Des Moines, he currently writes columns and covers Hawkeye men's basketball for Hawk Central. View author profile.

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