Football Support Staff

Chris Doyle

Chris Doyle

Director, Strength & Conditioning

Chris Doyle is in his 18th year as strength and conditioning coach for the University of Iowa football program.
    
As the head of Iowa's strength and conditioning program, Doyle has helped the Hawkeye program participate in 13 bowl games since 2001, including the 2016 Rose Bowl.
    
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.
    
Doyle is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCCa).  Doyle was elected to serve as a member of the CSCCa Board of Directors at the organization's 16th annual national conference this past spring.  
    
Doyle was presented with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the CSCCa in 2012. The certification is considered the highest honor that can be achieved in the coaching profession of Strength and Conditioning, and represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise and longevity in the field.
    
The NSCA named Doyle the Big Ten Strength Coach of the Year in 1999.  He was one of 20 nominees for the Professional of the Year Award, given annually and selected by the NSCA membership. The award recognizes college professionals who have shown excellence in strength training and conditioning programs.
    
He served as director of strength and conditioning for the University of Utah in 1998. Under Doyle's direction the Utah basketball team played in the national championship game. While in Utah, Doyle also served as state director for the NSCA.
    
Doyle was assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wisconsin from 1996-98. He oversaw the training programs for football and hockey teams during this time. The Badger football team participated in two bowl games (Copper and Outback) and the hockey team won the WCHA championship during his tenure.
    
As a strength and conditioning professional, Doyle has tutored 194 student-athletes who have advanced to the professional ranks in the NFL, NHL and NBA. Iowa has had a total of 44 players selected in the past 12 NFL drafts, including six in each of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 drafts, and three in the 2014 and 2015 drafts.  
    
Overall, 53 Iowa players have been drafted in the past 14 years, with seven first round selections and 10 players being selected among the top 50 picks. In addition, 64 additional Hawkeye players signed free agent contracts in the past 11 years. Iowa, since 2003, has seen five former walk-ons selected in the NFL Draft.
    
Over the past 15 years, 140 of 157 (89 percent) of Iowa's senior starters were selected in the NFL Draft or signed to a NFL free agent contract. Austin Blythe was selected in the 2016 draft, while four additional Hawkeyes signed free agent contracts with NFL teams.  Three Hawkeyes were selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, while seven additional seniors signed free agent contracts immediately following the draft. Iowa has had a first round selection in four of the past seven drafts, including OL Brandon Scherff (5th selection) in the 2015 NFL Draft.
    
Doyle has mentored 60 former assistants who have advanced in the field of Strength and Conditioning, with 21 becoming head strength and conditioning coaches.
    
Doyle served as offensive line coach at Holy Cross from 1992-95. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame in 1991 and Syracuse in 1990. Notre Dame won the 1992 Sugar Bowl following the 1991 season and Syracuse won the 1990 Aloha Bowl.
    
Doyle was a three-year starter on the offensive line at Boston University from 1986-88. He served as a student assistant for the football program there in 1989.
    
Doyle earned his B.S. in human movement from Boston University in 1990 and his M.Ed. in education from Boston University in 1991. 
    
Doyle was born June 30, 1968. Chris is from Quincy, Massachusetts, and attended Boston College High School. He was inducted into the Boston College High School Hall of Fame in 2004. Chris and his wife, Tia, have three sons, Declan, Donovan and Dillon.

Strength and Conditioning Mission Statement
The University of Iowa Football Program is committed to providing the ultimate training experience for each student-athlete. Our focus is to build the total athlete while reducing the risk of injury through individual evaluation and program design. Developing strong relationships with each athlete is a fundamental building block essential to the success of Iowa Football.

Doyle's Coaching Career
Iowa Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, 1999-present
Utah Director of Strength & Conditioning, 1998
Wisconsin Assistant Strength Coach, 1996-97
Holy Cross Offensive Line Coach, 1992-95
Notre Dame Graduate Assistant, 1991
Syracuse Graduate Assistant, 1990

Raimond Braithwaite

Raimond Braithwaite

Assistant, Strength & Conditioning

Raimond Braithwaite is in his 12th year as assistant strength and conditioning coach with the University of Iowa football program.  Braithwaite was a member of the Iowa staff from 2002-04 and rejoined the Hawkeye program after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Delaware State (2005-07).
    
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.
    
At Delaware State, Braithwaite helped lead the Hornets to a 25-9 record in three seasons.  In 2007, Delaware State finished 10-2, the best season in school history.  The Hornets also won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference with a perfect 8-0 record.  Delaware State was ranked as high as eighth during the season and finished the season ranked 15th after a loss to Delaware in the first round of the playoffs.  Delaware State was 7-4 in 2005 and 8-3 in 2006.
    
Braithwaite assisted in opening a new 10,000 square-foot weight facility at Delaware State, which is one of the largest in the region.  Delaware State was coached by Al Lavan, who served on the Baltimore Ravens staff with Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz.  Lavan finished as the runner-up for national Coach of the Year honors in 2007.
    
Braithwaite first joined the Iowa football program after serving as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Florida State University during the 2002 spring.  Braithwaite worked with the football and women's golf teams at Florida State, where his responsibilities included lifting technique instruction, organization of football lifting groups, assisting in the administration of torso development and dynamic warm-up to football lifting groups and assisting in the maintenance of equipment in the weight room facility.
    
Braithwaite served as an intern at Florida State during the fall of 2001, assisting in the instruction of workout programs for various FSU athletic teams, including football, softball and men's and women's golf.
    
Braithwaite earned a bachelor's degree in Sports Science from the University of West Florida in 1999 and earned his master's degree in Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University in 2001.
    
Raimond is a certified member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).
    
Braithwaite competed in both football and basketball at New Berlin Central HS in New Berlin, New York.
    
Raimond was born Nov. 11, 1977, in Queens, New York. Raimond and his wife, Jenny, have three children, daughters Cameron and Maxine, and a son, Conner.

Paul Federici

Paul Federici

Director of Football Operations

Paul Federici is in his 10th season working with Iowa's football program. Federici is in his fifth year as director of football operations after serving as director of athletic training services for five years.

Federici coordinates many of the off the field logistics, as well as practice schedules and other football related items, for Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeye football program.

Iowa has participated in 10 bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes won bowl games following the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons, defeating ranked opponents in both 2009 and 2010. The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls four times in the past 11 seasons.

Iowa has appeared in six January bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes have won six-of-10 bowl games under Kirk Ferentz and his staff, including four January bowl victories. The January Bowl wins have come over Florida (2004 Outback), LSU (2005 Capital One), South Carolina (2009 Outback) and Georgia Tech (2010 Orange).

Iowa has won 89 games over the past 11 seasons, including 52 Big Ten games. 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 10 of the past 12 years.

In his first season as director of football operations, Federici assisted with the planning, coordination and implementation of Iowa's daily operation and travel plans as the Hawkeyes concluded the 2009 season with a 24-14 win in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl and a national ranking of seventh in the nation.

Federici has assisted in eight bowl games during his career, including the 2001 Senior Bowl, 2005 Capital One Bowl, 2006 Outback Bowl, 2006 Alamo Bowl, 2009 Outback Bowl, 2010 Orange Bowl and both the 2010 and 2011 Insight bowls.

Federici joined the Iowa Athletic Department staff in 2004 after serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Seattle Seahawks for five seasons. Prior to joining the Seahawks in January, 1999, Federici was the Head Athletic Trainer at Vanderbilt University from 1994-99.

As an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Vanderbilt from 1987-1993, Federici worked with football, baseball, men's basketball and men's and women's golf teams. He was named Head Athletic Trainer for the Commodores in 1994, and was recognized as the College Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society that year.

Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1985, Federici served as a test site administrator and host athletic trainer for the N.A.T.A. Board of Certification examinations from 1991-95. He has volunteered for the Tennessee State Amateur Games, the LPGA Sara Lee Tournament at Hermitage Golf Club, and the Senior PGA Bell South Tournament at Springhouse Golf Club. Federici was a case study presenter at the 2001 A.O.S.S.M. meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., as well as the 2002 N.A.T.A. June Symposium in Dallas, Texas.

While at Vanderbilt, Federici served on several athletic department committees, including the Mission/Vision planning team, the External Communications Committee, the Management Team of Department Heads and the Sports Nutrition Planning Team.

Federici earned his B.S. degree in Health Education from Penn State University in 1985 and his M.Ed. in Health Promotion/Education from Vanderbilt in 1991.

Federici was born in Findlay, Ohio and grew up in Oakmont, Penn. He and his wife, Teddie, have a son, Noah.