Iowa, Kirk Ferentz agree to contract extension
Kirk Ferentz will be sticking around Iowa City even longer than expected. Iowa announced a contract extension for the head coach on Friday.
The new extension has locked up Ferentz through the 2029 season. News of the extension comes after Iowa concluded the 2021 campaign with a 10-4 record and a B1G West title.
Iowa ended the regular season with a 10-2 mark and made its first appearance in the B1G Championship Game since 2015.
It was the team’s second 10-win season in three years. The Hawkeyes also ended the 2019 season with a 10-3 record.
Last year, Ferentz’s team posted a 6-2 record in a pandemic-reduced season.
“Kirk’s consistent leadership and success over 23 years has been amazing and appreciated as he has led our football program in a first-class manner,” said athletic director Gary Barta. “His success over the past 23 years speaks for itself. He is an asset to the University of Iowa and our athletics department as a whole. The foundation of his program is strong, and the future looks bright.”
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) January 14, 2022
Ferentz just wrapped up his 23rd season as the head coach of the Hawkeyes. I’m that time, Iowa has posted a 178-110 record with 18 bowl bids, 2 B1G titles and a pair of B1G West crowns.
Ferentz is currently the longest-tenured head coach in college football.