Iowa football fills two coaching positions

Both Iowa teams lineup for the first snap during the Spring Game at Kinnick Stadium on April 23. The defense beat the offense, 20-18. (The Daily Iowan/Alex Kroeze)

Both Iowa teams lineup for the first snap during the Spring Game at Kinnick Stadium on April 23. The defense beat the offense, 20-18. (The Daily Iowan/Alex Kroeze)

The Iowa football team announced that two staff positions had been filled on Friday.

Broderick Binns will take over the Director of Player Development position, while Tyler Barnes is the Hawkeye’s new director of recruiting. Both hold Iowa degrees — Binns played defensive end for Iowa from 2008-11, while Barnes spent time with the team as student and graduate assistant.

Binns has a degree in psychology and is currently working on a masters degree in sports management. Barnes has a double major in sports studies and finance as well as a masters degree in recreation and sports management.

“Broderick and Tyler bring important strengths to complement our coaching staff,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said in a release. “A comprehensive recruiting program and a proactive player development program are critical to our continued success.”

Barnes spent the last three years at Vanderbilt, where he spent time as the director of player personnel and as a co-recruiting coordinator.

Ferentz also noted Binns’ contributions to the teams over the past several years, as he has been working at various positions around the team.

“Broderick has been a valuable contributor to our success the past two years,” Ferentz said in a release. “With his experience in the program as both a player, and graduate assistant coach, Broderick has a full understanding of the program and what it takes for us to have success. We are excited to have Broderick as a fulltime member of our support staff.”

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