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Phil Parker, DBs coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes the past 13 seasons, has gotten a major promotion- to defensive coordinator. Kirk Ferentz announced late last night.
Parker, a member of the Iowa staff since Ferentz took over as head coach, replaces Norm Parker, who retired following this past season. Phil Parker was named by Rivals.com in March, 2011, as a first team member of its College Football Assistant Coach Dream Team.
Over the past four seasons, Iowa is tied for fifth in the nation with 72 interceptions. Iowa’s secondary in 2011 was led by senior Shaun Prater, who earned first team all-Big Ten honors for the second straight season, and junior Micah Hyde, who earned second team honors.
Iowa was second in the Big Ten in pass efficiency defense (115.1) and interceptions (19) in 2010. Iowa tied for 11th in the nation in interceptions, returning four thefts for touchdowns. Defensive backs Tyler Sash and Shaun Prater were both named first team all-Big Ten, while Brett Greenwood ...
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The Iowa Hawkeyes have named their new defensive coordinator and have promoted Phil Parker.
Parker has been a member of Kirk Ferentz’s staff since he became the head coach at Iowa 13 seasons ago. He was the secondary coach, and now takes over as the defensive coordinator for Norm Parker (no relation), who retired at the end of the season.
When it was announced that Iowa would...
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media on Wednesday to discuss staff changes, the state of the program and more.
University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz will sit down with reporters Wednesday afternoon to talk about the staff changes with the Hawkeye defense.
After a long search, Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz named Norm Parker's replacement. Phil Parker will be the team's new defensive coordinator. Reese Morgan and Darrell Wilson also will see a change in their duties.
Phil Parker had the opportunity to leave Iowa for a defensive coordinator's job at another major program more than once, yet chose to stay with the Hawkeyes. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz certainly appreciated Parker's loyalty to the program. But Ferentz said Wednesday that he promoted Parker from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator after 13 seasons simply because Parker...
Standing inches away from UI football coach Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa football team as they swarmed the Kinnick Stadium field before the 2010 Penn State game, Lou Meyer felt chills shiver down her back.
Phil Parker had the opportunity to leave Iowa for a defensive coordinator's job at another major program more than once, yet chose to stay with the Hawkeyes.
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz certainly appreciated Parker's loyalty to the program. But Ferentz said Wednesday that he promoted Parker from defensive backs coach to defensive coordinator after 13 seasons simply because Parker...
University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media Wednesday afternoon.
Phil Parker, defensive backfield coach at the University of Iowa the past 13 seasons, has been named defensive coordinator. In addition, Darrell Wilson and Reese Morgan will take over new assignments on the Hawkeye coaching staff. The announcement was made Tuesday by head football coach Kirk Ferentz.
In today’s world of social media and news now type outlets; it didn’t take long before rumors to confirm fan’s suspicions of who the next defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes could be.
With the retirement of long time defensive coordinator Norm Parker, the Hawkeyes had an opening that many thought was taking a very long time fill. The...