Iowa football, Coach Kirk Ferentz agree to contract extension

The longest serving head coach in college football has reached a deal that will keep him in place for several more years.

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, who has managed the Hawkeyes since the 1999 season, has agreed to a four-year contract extension that will run through the 2029 season, the school announced Friday. His previous contract expired in 2025.

“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,” athletic director Gary Barta said via the school’s news release. “His success over the past 23 years speaks for itself. He is an asset to the University of Iowa and to our athletic department in general. The foundation of their program is solid and the future looks bright.”

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