Second Iowa assistant departs program for another job
Iowa is losing another assistant coach.
Running backs coach Derrick Foster has accepted a job in the NFL, the school announced on Wednesday. It was reported that Foster was expected to take a job with the Los Angeles Chargers. Iowa did not confirm which organization had hired the running backs coach.
Because the team expected to hire Foster will make a formal announcement, Iowa did not reveal his destination or what position he will hold at the next level. He is the second Iowa assistant to land a new gig in the last two days, as offensive line coach Tim Polasek has been named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Wyoming.
“This is an important opportunity for Derrick in the National Football League,” said head coach Kirk Ferentz. “Since he joined our staff as the running backs coach, Derrick has had a significant impact on the players and our staff. I wish Derrick and Bianca and their two young children all the best in their new home.”
Foster has been a member of the Iowa staff since the 2018 season, when he was named the running backs coach. In 2019, he added the title of offensive recruiting coordinator to his name.
Prior to Iowa, Foster spent time at Samford, Northwestern State, Tennessee and Valdosta State.