Defensive Coaching Staff

Phil Parker

Phil Parker

Defensive Coordinator

Phil Parker, who served as defensive backs coach at the University of Iowa for 13 seasons, is in his fifth season as defensive coordinator. He returned to coaching Iowa's defensive secondary in 2013 as well. Parker was named by Rivals.com in March, 2011, as a first team member of its College Football Assistant Coach Dream Team.

The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2015, winning the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.  Iowa participated in the 2016 Rose Bowl following a last-minute loss to Michigan State (16-13) in the Big Ten championship game and ended the season in the top 10 in the national rankings.  

Iowa has participated in January bowl games the past three seasons, including the 2014 Outback Bowl, the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl and the 2016 Rose Bowl.  The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls five times in the past 14 seasons.

Iowa has appeared in nine January bowl games since 2001 and have recorded January bowl wins over Florida (2004 Outback), LSU (2005 Capital One), South Carolina (2009 Outback) and Georgia Tech (2010 Orange).

Iowa has won 116 games over the past 14 seasons, including 69 Big Ten games. Along with the 2015 division title, the Hawkeyes earned a share of the Big Ten title in both 2002 and 2004 and tied for second in 2009. Iowa has finished in the Big Ten's first division in 13 of the past 15 years.

The play of the defense has been a key part of Iowa's success.  Two Hawkeyes have earned Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year honors in the last four seasons, including Desmond King in 2015 and Micah Hyde in 2012.  King, who returns for his senior season in 2016, earned the Jim Thorpe Award as the best defensive back in the nation and was a unanimous consensus All-American a year ago.

Iowa led the Big Ten and ranked 10th in the nation with 19 interceptions in 2015, with four of those being returned for touchdowns.  The Hawkeyes were also among the national leaders in pass break-ups (ninth), turnover margin (11th), turnovers gained (13th), and rushing defense (15th).

Iowa ranked second in the Big Ten and seventh nationally in pass defense in 2014 with a defensive line-up that included three new linebackers and two first-year starters in the secondary.  Seven Hawkeye defensive players earned all-Big Ten recognition.

The Hawkeyes collected eight wins in 2013, including a 5-3 Big Ten record to tie for second in the Legends Division. Iowa earned a spot in the 2014 Outback Bowl behind a defense that ranked among the national leaders in total defense (sixth), first downs allowed (seventh) pass defense (ninth), scoring defense (ninth), pass efficiency defense (17th) and rushing defense (19th).

Cornerback B.J. Lowery, a first team selection, was one of eight Hawkeye defensive players to earn all-Big Ten recognition in 2013, while King was named to several All-Freshman honor teams as a true freshman.

Following the 2012 season, senior defensive back Micah Hyde was named the recipient of the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year in the Big Ten Conference, earning first team All-Big Ten honors. Hyde was selected by Green Bay in the fifth round of the NFL Draft and has had three very productive seasons in the NFL.

Iowa's secondary in 2011 was led by senior Shaun Prater, who earned first team all-Big Ten honors for the second straight season, while Hyde earned second team honors. Over the past eight seasons, Iowa ranks among the national leaders with 128 interceptions.  Prater was selected by Cincinnati in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, while Jordan Bernstine was selected by Washington in the seventh round.

The defensive secondary played a key role in Iowa's success in 2010. Iowa was second in the Big Ten in pass efficiency defense (115.1) and interceptions (19). Iowa tied for 11th in the nation in interceptions, returning four thefts for touchdowns. Prater and safety Tyler Sash were both named first team all-Big Ten, while Brett Greenwood earned second team honors and Hyde was honorable mention.

Sash started the final 34 games of his career and ranks fifth in career interceptions. He declared for the NFL following his junior season in 2010 and was a sixth round selection of the New York Giants. Sash earned a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season with the Giants in 2011.

In 2009, Iowa ranked third in the nation in pass efficiency defense and fourth in pass defense, while leading the Big Ten in both categories. The Hawkeyes tied for fifth nationally with 21 interceptions while ranking eighth in scoring defense and 10th in total defense. Sash and cornerback Amari Spievey both earned first team all-Big Ten recognition, while Greenwood was a second team selection. Spievey declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season in 2009 and was selected in the third round by the Detroit Lions.

In 2008, Iowa ranked fourth in the nation while tying a school record with 23 interceptions. The Hawkeyes led the Big Ten and ranked fifth nationally in pass efficiency defense (98.3) and scoring defense (13.0). Spievey earned second team all-conference honors, while Bradley Fletcher and Greenwood claimed honorable mention recognition.  Fletcher was selected by St. Louis in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Under Parker's direction, safety Bob Sanders became the ninth Iowa player to earn first team all-Big Ten honors for three seasons (2001, 2002, and 2003). Sanders earned second team All-America honors in 2003 and was taken by Indianapolis in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He ranks 10th in career tackles (348).  Sanders earned all-Pro recognition with the Colts in 2005 and was selected to the Pro Bowl. He was a key contributor again in 2006 as the Colts won the Super Bowl. He was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and was again an all-Pro selection.

Senior cornerback Charles Godfrey led the Iowa secondary in 2007, recording five interceptions and 65 tackles. He earned second team all-Big Ten honors. Godfrey was selected in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft, being selected by the Carolina Panthers. He has been a starter throughout his eight NFL seasons.

In 2006, senior safeties Marcus Paschal and Miguel Merrick combined for 149 tackles to lead the Hawkeye secondary. Paschal was a second team all-Big Ten selection and signed a free agent contract with Philadelphia. Merrick signed a free agent contract with San Diego.

In 2005, senior cornerback Antwan Allen was the only player in the nation to start in four straight January bowl games. He ended his career with 235 tackles and eight interceptions. Jovon Johnson, at the opposite corner, also started throughout his career. He ranks third in career interceptions (17) and had 181 career tackles. Johnson played with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets in the NFL before a productive career in the Canadian Football League. He was the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2011, becoming the first defensive back to win the award. He is a two-time CFL All-Star.

Safeties Derek Pagel and Sean Considine joined the Iowa program as walk-ons and earned their way into the starting line-up. Each helped the Hawkeyes win a Big Ten title as seniors and both were NFL Draft selections. Pagel earned second team all-Big Ten honors in 2002 was selected in the fifth round of the 2003 draft. Considine was a fourth round selection in 2005 after earning honorable mention all-Big Ten recognition. He joined the Baltimore Ravens in 2012 and played a key role on special teams for the Super Bowl champions.

In 1999, Iowa's secondary was led by the play of safety Matt Bowen. Bowen led the team in tackles as both a junior and senior. He was voted second team all-Big Ten and was a sixth round selection of the St. Louis Rams in the NFL Draft. Bowen played several seasons in the NFL (Washington and Buffalo) following his college career.

Parker was the defensive backfield coach at Toledo for 11 seasons prior to joining the Iowa staff. During his tenure at Toledo, Parker coached 10 all-conference selections and helped the Rockets win conference division championships in 1997 and 1998. Three of his Toledo players, Darren Anderson, Clarence Love and Kelly Herndon, went on to play in the NFL. Anderson and Love were NFL Draft selections, while Herndon signed as a free agent and played in the 2006 Super Bowl with Seattle. In 1998, Toledo ranked 19th in the nation in scoring defense.

Toledo won Mid-American Conference championships in 1990 and 1995 and competed in the 1995 Las Vegas Bowl. Toledo ranked 12th in the nation in total defense in 1990 and ninth in pass efficiency defense and 11th in rushing defense in 1992. In 1995 Toledo completed an undefeated season and was ranked 22nd in the final UPI poll and 24th in the CNN poll after leading the nation in turnover margin. Toledo also finished second to perennial power Marshall twice when Parker was a member of the Rocket staff.

Parker served as a graduate assistant coach for one year at Michigan State. He was on the Spartan staff in 1987 when MSU won the Big Ten title and defeated Southern California in the 1988 Rose Bowl.

Phil was a standout defensive back at Michigan State, earning first team all-Big Ten honors in 1983, 1984 and 1985. Parker was named defensive MVP at Michigan State in 1983 and 1985 and was invited to the Hula Bowl following his senior season. During his MSU career the Spartans competed in the 1984 Cherry Bowl and the 1985 All-American Bowl. Parker was named Most Valuable Player in the Cherry Bowl.

Parker earned his B.S. degree from Michigan State in 1986.

Parker was born March 13, 1963, in Lorain, Ohio. Phil and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Tyler and Paige.

Parker's Coaching Career
Iowa DC, DB, 2013-present
Iowa DC, 2012
Iowa DB, 1999-2011

Toledo DB, 1988-98
Michigan State GA, 1987

Parker on IOWA
"As a player in the Big Ten Conference, I always respected competing against the University of Iowa. I appreciated the way Iowa always played football, with toughness and class. With that appreciation, I am honored to be a part of the coaching staff here and a member of the University of Iowa community.

I feel very fortunate to be associated with Coach Kirk Ferentz and the staff of coaches he has assembled. Not only do I feel part of an excellent coaching staff, I know I work each day with a group of coaches who possess the best qualities possible for assisting student-athletes through their careers at the University of Iowa.

Kinnick Stadium and football weekends at the University of Iowa are something special to all Iowa fans and offer a great advantage for our football program. It is the true and loyal support from Hawkeye fans, in the community, in the state and around the country; that absolutely makes the University of Iowa so special."

Seth Wallace

Seth Wallace

Linebackers Coach

Seth Wallace was named linebackers coach at the University of Iowa in January, 2016. He served as Iowa's recruiting coordinator in 2014 and 2015, while also coaching cornerbacks and nickelbacks in 2015, and working with the defensive line in 2014.  Wallace previously served as a graduate assistant coach on the Iowa staff for three seasons (2006-08).
    
The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2015, winning the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.  Iowa participated in the 2016 Rose Bowl following a last-minute loss to Michigan State (16-13) in the Big Ten championship game.  Junior cornerback Desmond King earned consensus All-America honors, while winning the Jim Thorpe Award and being named the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year.
    
Iowa ranked first in the Big Ten and 10th in the nation in pass interceptions in 2015, while also ranking in the top 20 nationally in pass break-ups, turnover margin, turnovers gained, and rushing defense.  Seven defensive players earned All-Big Ten recognition.
    
In 2014, Wallace assisted with an Iowa defense that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense and 22nd in total defense.  Iowa led the Big Ten and ranked second in the nation in fewest penalties and penalty yards.  Senior tackles Carl Davis and Louis Trinca-Pasat, along with junior end Drew Ott were each named second team All-Big Ten.
    
Wallace returned to the Iowa staff from Valdosta State University, where he served as defensive coordinator from 2010-13. Wallace coached the Valdosta State defensive line in 2013 and the defensive backs from 2009-2012. He joined the Valdosta State staff after his three-year stint with the Iowa program.
    
In his 15 seasons coaching on the collegiate level, Wallace has served as both offensive and defensive coordinator, coached defensive backs, defensive line and wide receivers, along with holding special teams duties in 12 of the 15 seasons.
    
Iowa won the Outback Bowl following the 2008 season and also played in the 2006 Alamo Bowl. Valdosta State appeared in the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2010 and won the national title in 2012, while Coe College advanced to the Division III quarterfinals in 2002. He has coached 13 players who have earned All-America recognition and 16 players who have gone on to play professional football.
    
Wallace helped Valdosta State win the 2012 NCAA Division II national title with a 12-2 overall record. Valdosta State won the 2010 Gulf South Conference title and advanced to the NCAA playoffs. Since 2010, Valdosta State has ranked in the top 25 percent nationally in several defensive categories, including scoring defense, pass efficiency defense, red zone defense, interceptions and turnovers gained.
    
In both 2010 and 2011, Valdosta State ranked in the top three in the conference in seven defensive categories. The Valdosta State defense scored seven touchdowns and recorded three safeties. Valdosta State special teams led the league in kickoff coverage in 2010 and ranked second in 2011.
    
During his previous time on the Iowa coaching staff, Wallace worked with the Iowa defense, primarily the defensive secondary. The Hawkeyes posted a 9-4 record in 2008, including a win over South Carolina in the 2009 Outback Bowl. Iowa ranked fourth in the nation while tying a school record with 23 interceptions in 2008. Iowa led the Big Ten and ranked fifth nationally in pass efficiency defense (98.3) and scoring defense (13.0). Iowa also led the Big Ten in fewest touchdowns allowed, turnovers gained, pass efficiency defense and punt return defense.
    
Wallace also gained college coaching experience at Lake Forest College (2003-05) in Lake Forest, Illinois, and Coe College (2001-02) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was offensive coordinator at Lake Forest in 2004 and 2005 as the team set school records for passing offense and total offense.
    
Lake Forest posted an 8-2 record in 2004 after a 7-3 mark the previous season. Wallace was defensive secondary coach and special teams coordinator in 2003 as Lake Forest led the conference in scoring defense, pass defense and total defense.
    
Wallace began his coaching career at Coe College in 2001, serving as wide receivers and tight ends coach, while assisting with special teams for two seasons. Coe posted a 10-2 record in 2002, winning the Iowa Conference title while ranking 14th nationally in Division III. The 10 wins set a school record for single season victories as Coe ranked first in the league in total offense in 2002 and first in passing offense in 2001. The Kohawks ranked first in the league and second in the nation in kickoff returns in 2001 and first and 11th in that category, respectively, the following season.
    
Wallace attended Grinnell High School in Grinnell, Iowa, and was a four-year letterman (1997-2000) in football at Coe College. He was a team captain and twice earned all-conference honors as a wide receiver at Coe. He led the league in receiving in 2000 and ranks in the top four at Coe in season and career receiving. Wallace led the nation in punt returns in 1997 and is Coe's career leader. He earned all-state honors as a prep and competed in the Iowa Shrine Bowl following his senior season.
    
Wallace earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Coe College in 2001 and his master's degree in sports management from the University of Iowa in 2008.
    
Wallace was born Jan. 8, 1979, in Danville, Kentucky. He and his wife, Erica, have a son, Landry, and a daughter, Maci.

Wallace's Coaching Career
Team Position, Years
Iowa LBs, 2016 
Iowa Cornerbacks, nickelbacks, 2015 
Iowa RC, 2014-present 
Valdosta State DC, 2011-13 
Valdosta State DL, 2013 
Valdosta State DB, 2009-12 
Iowa GA, 2006-08 
Lake Forest OC, ST, 2004-05 
Lake Forest DB, ST, 2003 
Coe College WR, TE, ST, 2001-02 

Reese Morgan

Reese Morgan

Defensive Line

Reese Morgan, one of the most successful high school coaches in Iowa prep history, is in his 17th year as a member of the University of Iowa coaching staff. He is in his fifth year as Iowa's defensive line coach. Morgan served as Iowa's offensive line coach for nine seasons after spending the first three years on the staff as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
    
The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2015, winning the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.  Iowa participated in the 2016 Rose Bowl following a last-minute loss to Michigan State (16-13) in the Big Ten championship game and ended the season in the top 10 in the national rankings.  
    
Iowa has participated in January bowl games the past three seasons, including the 2014 Outback Bowl, the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl and the 2016 Rose Bowl.  The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls five times in the past 14 seasons.
    
Iowa has appeared in nine January bowl games since 2001 and have recorded January bowl wins over Florida (2004 Outback), LSU (2005 Capital One), South Carolina (2009 Outback) and Georgia Tech (2010 Orange).
    
Iowa has won 116 games over the past 14 seasons, including 69 Big Ten games. Along with the 2015 division title, the Hawkeyes earned a share of the Big Ten title in both 2002 and 2004 and tied for second in 2009. Iowa has finished in the Big Ten's first division in 13 of the past 15 years.
    
The play of the defense has been a key part of Iowa's success.  Iowa ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 15th in the nation in rushing defense in 2015, and was also among national leaders in pass break-ups (ninth), interceptions (10th), turnover margin (11th), and turnovers gained (13th).  Tackle Jaleel Johnson returns for his senior season after earning honorable mention all-Big Ten honors a year ago.
    
The Iowa defense ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense and 22nd in total defense in 2014.  Iowa led the Big Ten and ranked second in the nation in fewest penalties and penalty yards.  Tackles Carl Davis and Louis Trinca-Pasat, along with end Drew Ott, were each named second team All-Big Ten.  Davis was selected in the third round (Baltimore) of the 2015 NFL Draft, while Trinca-Pasat signed a free agent contract with St. Louis immediately following the draft.
    
The Hawkeyes won eight games in 2013, including five in the Big Ten to tie for second in the Legends Division. Iowa earned a spot in the 2014 Outback Bowl behind a solid defense that ranked among the national leaders in total defense (sixth), first downs allowed (seventh) pass defense (ninth), scoring defense (ninth), pass efficiency defense (17th) and rushing defense (19th).
    
Among the reasons for Iowa's history of success has been the play of Iowa's offensive line, working under the direction of Morgan. With two new starters in 2011, the Hawkeye offensive line led the way as Iowa's offense featured a 3,000-yard passing quarterback and a running back and wide receiver who each gained over 1,300 yards.
    
Morgan has coached three Outland Trophy winners, an award presented each year to the top interior offensive lineman in college football.  Brandon Scherff, who was recruited and coached by Morgan his first two years at Iowa, earned the 2014 Outland Trophy.  Following the 2003 season, Robert Gallery became Iowa's third Outland Trophy winner. As the head coach at Benton Community HS, Morgan coached Chad Hennings, the 1987 winner, who was a defensive tackle at the Air Force Academy.  Hennings is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
    
In his last five seasons as Iowa's offensive line coach (2007-11), Morgan coached a Hawkeye player who would go on to be a first round selection in the NFL Draft.
    
Junior tackle Riley Reiff earned first team all-Big Ten honors in 2011, along with earning All-America recognition from several outlets. In addition, senior guard Adam Gettis was named second team all-Big Ten and junior center James Ferentz and senior tackle Markus Zusevics earned honorable mention recognition.
    
Reiff declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season and was selected in the first round by the Detroit Lions. As the 23rd overall selection, Reiff became Iowa's third first round selection in three years. In addition, Gettis was selected in the fifth round by Washington and Zusevics signed an NFL free agent contract with New England the day after the draft. Iowa has had at least one offensive lineman selected in 10 of the last 13 NFL Drafts.
    
Iowa's offensive line featured three first-year starters in 2010. Still, the Hawkeyes ranked among the national leaders in fewest penalties, fewest penalty yards, QB sacks allowed and fewest turnovers. Guard Julian Vandervelde and Reiff earned second team all-Big Ten honors. Vandervelde was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by Philadelphia. 
    
In 2009, tackle Bryan Bulaga was named Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year, earning first team all-conference honors. Dace Richardson returned to earn first team honors after missing over a year and a half due to injury.
    
Bulaga declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season in 2009 and was the 23rd player selected in the 2010 NFL Draft when he was taken by the Green Bay Packers. Tackle Kyle Calloway was selected in the sixth round by the Buffalo Bills. Bulaga earned a starting spot at right tackle for the Super Bowl champion Packers as a rookie, becoming the youngest player ever to start in the Super Bowl.
    
Iowa, in 2008, ranked third in the Big Ten and 26th nationally in rushing yards per game (188.7). Iowa featured running back Shonn Greene, who earned the Doak Walker Award as the top running back in the nation. Greene was the only running back in the nation to rush for over 100 yards in every game during the 2008 season.
    
Senior Seth Olsen led the way for the Hawkeyes in 2008, earning first team all-Big Ten honors and All-America recognition. Center Rob Bruggeman and tackles Kyle Calloway and Bulaga all earned second team all-conference recognition. Olsen was selected in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by Denver. Bruggeman signed a free agent contract with Tampa Bay immediately following the draft.
    
The 2006 Hawkeyes ranked third in the Big Ten in total offense (just a yard behind second place Ohio State) and second in pass offense. In 2005, Iowa boasted the Big Ten's leading rusher and the league's best red zone offense.
    
In the 2007 NFL Draft, Marshal Yanda (Baltimore) was selected in the third round and Mike Elgin (New England) was a seventh round selection. In addition, Mike Jones signed a free agent contract with the San Diego Chargers. Jones was a first team all-Big Ten selection, while Yanda earned second team honors. Elgin was a first team academic All-American in each of his final two seasons. Yanda has started at both guard and tackle for the Ravens over the past nine seasons. He played a key role in Baltimore's drive to the 2013 Super Bowl championship and is a five-time Pro Bowl selection.  Yanda was named the second-ever winner of the prestigious Bruce Matthews award following the 2014 season, an honor bestowed upon the top offensive lineman in the NFL.
    
In 2005, the Hawkeyes averaged 30 points a game behind quarterback Drew Tate and Big Ten rushing leader Albert Young. Senior center Brian Ferentz started the final 20 games of his career in 2004 and 2005 and signed a free agent contract with Atlanta immediately following the 2006 NFL Draft.
    
Due to a number of injuries to Iowa running backs in 2004, Iowa developed one of the most dangerous passing attacks in the nation. The Hawkeyes scored 23 points or more in the final five games of the season, including 30 points in wins over Wisconsin and LSU. For the year, Iowa ranked second in the Big Ten in passing offense, pass efficiency and red zone offense.
    
Right tackle Pete McMahon was the lone senior in 2004 in the offensive line. Facing two of the more-highly regarded defensive ends in the nation in Iowa's final two games, McMahon led by example by controlling his opponents, who were both first round selections in the NFL Draft. McMahon was taken in the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
    
Anchored by consensus All-American and Outland Trophy winner Robert Gallery at left tackle, Iowa's offensive line had four new starters to start the 2003 season. By the end of the year, in which the Hawkeyes won 10 games and featured RB Fred Russell with over 1,300 rushing yards, the offensive line had meshed together as one of Iowa's strong points. The Hawkeyes ended the season by rushing for over 200 yards in a win at Wisconsin and in the Outback Bowl win over Florida.  Gallery was the second player selected in the 2004 NFL Draft. 
    
As tight ends coach in 2002, Morgan coached tight end Dallas Clark to consensus All-America honors. Clark was also named winner of the John Mackey Award, which goes annually to college football's top tight end. Clark was named to at least seven first team All-America teams. Clark earned a Super Bowl championship with the Indianapolis Colts and earned all-Pro honors in 2009. Clark had 31 receptions for 343 yards and three touchdowns for the Baltimore Ravens in 2013 before retiring from the NFL in June 2014.
    
Morgan became part of the Iowa staff after eight years as head coach at West HS in Iowa City. West won state Class 4A (largest class in the state) titles in 1995, 1998 and 1999. Morgan left the program with a 26-game winning streak.
    
Between 1994 and 1999 his West High School teams were 62-7, while his overall record at West was 67-20. He has totaled 146 career prep victories and is a member of the Iowa High School Coach's Hall of Fame. He also served as Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at West.
    
Reese also served as a teacher (1973-92), assistant football coach (1973-77) and head football coach (1978-91) at Benton Community High School. He led Benton Community into the state playoffs on three occasions.
    
Morgan attended St. Mary's High School in Lorain, Ohio. He lettered three times in football and one year in track and field. Reese was a four-year letterman (linebacker) at Wartburg College and was team captain as a senior in 1971.
    
Morgan earned his B.A. degree in education from Wartburg and earned a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Northern Iowa.
    
Morgan was born June 22, 1950. Reese and his wife, Jo, have two daughters, Jessica and Caitlin, along with granddaughters Morgan and Hayden, and grandsons Cade and Jace.

Morgan's Coaching Career
Iowa DL, 2012-present
Iowa OL, 2003-2011
Iowa RC, 2000-02

West HS HC, 1992-99
Benton Community HS HC, 1978-91
Benton Community HS AC, 1973-77

Morgan on IOWA
"As a former high school educator and a parent of an IOWA graduate, I have great respect for The University of Iowa and its mission to provide an excellent academic program to its students. I have seen first-hand the numerous students who have benefited from their positive educational experience at IOWA.

IOWA is a Big Ten university with big-time opportunities and, all the advantages of a small school. Students are challenged and supported academically by a knowledgeable and caring staff. The friendly, safe environment is evident as you walk down the streets of Iowa City and are greeted with a warm, sincere `Hi.'

Coach Kirk Ferentz is a leader who possesses unquestionable integrity, strong family values, high character and a genuine concern for others. He maintains high expectations for all those associated with our program and models the standards that are the foundation of the IOWA program.

Our coaching staff brings a wealth of knowledge and a variety of backgrounds to student-athletes. They are excellent teachers who are passionate about football and holistically care about players.

Iowa's greatest strength is its people. Players who care about each other like brothers, love a challenge, and demonstrate outstanding work habits, are a trademark of IOWA football. The administration, faculty, staff, students, fans and community are our most valued resources. The University of Iowa offers a world class education, a football rich tradition of excellence and the opportunity to develop positive relationships."

Kelvin Bell

Kelvin Bell

Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Defensive Line

Kelvin Bell, a former member of the University of Iowa football team, was named recruiting coordinator and defensive assistant coach in February, 2016.  He assists with coaching the defensive line.  Bell held the position of director of on-campus recruiting for the previous two years. He served as a graduate assistant coach for two years (2012-13) with the Hawkeyes, assisting with special teams.

In his previous position, Bell assisted in all aspects of prospect identification, assisted the coaching staff in off-campus recruiting efforts, and coordinated all aspects of on-campus recruiting activities. 

The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2015, winning the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.  Iowa participated in the 2016 Rose Bowl following a last-minute loss to Michigan State (16-13) in the Big Ten championship game and ended the season in the top 10 in the national rankings.  

Iowa has participated in January bowl games the past three seasons, including the 2014 Outback Bowl, the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl and the 2016 Rose Bowl.  The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls five times in the past 14 seasons.

Bell has interned with four NFL organizations (Minnesota Vikings, 2013; New York Giants, 2014; Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, 2015) as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship.
    
Bell joined the Iowa staff after serving as an assistant coach at Trinity International University, where he served as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator in 2011.  Two of his offensive linemen earned all-conference honors in 2011.
    
Bell served two seasons (2008-09) as offensive line coach at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.  He helped lead the Wildcats to their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2008 while posting a two-year record of 17-6.  Bell coached five offensive linemen who went on to earn all-conference, all-region and All-America honors.
    
Before coaching at WSC, Bell coached the offensive line at Cornell College for two seasons (2006-2007).  He gained his first coaching experience at Regina High School in Iowa City (2004-06), where he served as junior high coach, varsity weight room supervisor, and assistant varsity coach.  Regina earned its first-ever state football championship in 2005 after reaching the semifinals in 2004. 
  
Bell first joined the Iowa program as a defensive lineman in 2000.  He redshirted in his first year at Iowa and later had his career cut short due to injury.  As a prep, he earned first team all-conference honors for three straight seasons as an offensive and defensive lineman.  He earned all-district, all-region and all-county recognition as a senior.
    
Bell earned his B.A. in mathematics, with a computer science concentration, from the University of Iowa in 2005.  He earned his master's degree in sports management in 2014.
    
Bell is a native of Olive Branch, Mississippi.  His wife's name is Natalee.

BELL'S COACHING CAREER
Iowa AC, RC, 2016-present
Iowa OCR, 2014-15
Iowa GA, 2012-13

Trinity International OL/RGC, 2011
Wayne State OL, 2008-09
Cornell College OL, 2006-07
Regina High School (Iowa City) AC, 2004-06

Tyler Anderson

Tyler Anderson

Graduate Assistant

Tyler Anderson is in his second year as a graduate assistant coach with the Iowa football program after serving as a defensive office assistant for four years as an undergraduate student.  He assists with the Hawkeye defensive backs after working with the linebackers in 2015.
   
The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2015, winning the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.  Iowa participated in the 2016 Rose Bowl following a last-minute loss to Michigan State (16-13) in the Big Ten championship game and ended the season in the top 10 in the national rankings.  
    
Iowa has participated in January bowl games the past three seasons, including the 2014 Outback Bowl, the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl and the 2016 Rose Bowl.  The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls five times in the past 14 seasons.
    
Anderson is a native of Drummond Island, Michigan, where he attended DeTour High School.  As a prep he participated in football, basketball, golf, track & field and cross country. 
    
Anderson earned his bachelor's degree in interdepartmental studies – business studies, from Iowa in 2015.  He is currently pursuing his master's degree in sports and recreation management.
    
Anderson was born May 20, 1992, in Petoskey, Michigan.  He is the grandson of the late Norm Parker, Iowa's defensive coordinator from 1999-2011.  He is single.

Martin Hopkins

Martin Hopkins

Graduate Assistant

Martin Hopkins is in his first year as a graduate assistant coach with the Iowa football program. He assists with the linebacker positions after previously serving as a student assistant (2013-14) and football analyst (2015) within the program.  In 2013 he worked with the tight ends, in 2014 he worked with the offensive line, and in 2015 he worked with defense and special teams.
    
The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2015, winning the West Division of the Big Ten Conference.  Iowa participated in the 2016 Rose Bowl following a last-minute loss to Michigan State (16-13) in the Big Ten championship game and ended the season in the top 10 in the national rankings.  
    
Iowa has participated in January bowl games the past three seasons, including the 2014 Outback Bowl, the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl and the 2016 Rose Bowl.  The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls five times in the past 14 seasons.
    
Hopkins is a native of Chicago, where he attended St. Rita High School.  He earned first team all-state honors as a senior linebacker and was named Prep Football Report Defensive Player of the Year.  He also was named conference defensive MVP while earning first team all-conference honors.  He was a member of the St. Rita's squad that won the 2006 Illinois state championship.  Hopkins recorded 214 career tackles.  He was a football team captain and also lettered in lacrosse.
    
Hopkins also earned Academic All-State honors as a senior and was nominated for the 2009 National Scholar-Athlete Award by the Chicago Metro Chapter of the National Football Foundation.  Hopkins was a three-time class president and an Honor Roll student each semester of his high school career.
    
Hopkins earned his bachelor's degree in entrepreneurial management from the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in 2013, with a min or in health and sports studies.  He is currently pursuing his master's degree in sports and recreation management.
    
Hopkins was born March 21, 1991, in Chicago.  He is single.