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Kirk Ferentz | Biography

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  • Full Name Kirk James Ferentz
  • Occupation Football Coach, Former University-level Football Player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Michigan, United States
  • Birth Date Aug 01, 1955
  • Age 67 Years, 2 Months
Head Football Coach at the University of Iowa

Kirk Ferentz | Biography

Former Assistant Coach of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens

Ferentz is currently affiliated with the University of Iowa as its head football coach. He has been in the position since the 1999 season and is the university’s 26th recruit for the designation. Before this, Ferentz served as the head football coach at the University of Maine (from 1990 to 1992).


Kirk Ferentz presently serves as the head football coach at the University of Iowa.

Who is Kirk Ferentz?

Kirk James Ferentz, an American football coach, was born in Michigan on 1 August 1955. He is at the age of 66 as of November 2021.

Ferentz is currently affiliated with the University of Iowa as its head football coach. He has been in the position since the 1999 season and is the university’s 26th recruit for the designation. Before this, Ferentz served as the head football coach at the University of Maine (from 1990 to 1992).

Amidst his stint at Maine, he carried the record of 12–21. His coaching experience further entails his tenure as an assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Besides, he has been the longest-tenured FBS (NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision) coach with a single program since 2017, and as of September 2018, he was Iowa’s all-time victories leader.

He was a footballer before he began his coaching career. He was a member of the football team of his high school, Upper St. Clair High School, and the University of Connecticut, from where he graduated. From 1974 through 1976, he played as a linebacker (an academic all-Yankee Conference linebacker) for the University of Connecticut and was its football captain as well. 

Wife

Ferentz is married to his wife, Mary, with whom he shares five children, namely, three sons, Brian, James, and Steven, and two daughters, Kelly and Joanne.

Brian is a football player, just like his father. He was an offensive lineman for the Iowa Hawkeyes and a practice squad member for the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. He was appointed as offensive coordinator in January 2017. Previously, he coached the New England Patriots from 2008 to 2011. 

James is also a football player who was named to the second-team All-Big Ten center team in 2012. He also won Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos in 2015 and the New England Patriots in 2018. 

Similarly, Steven played football in college and now works for the Miami Dolphins as an offensive quality control coach.

Ferentz’s daughters are more inclined towards conventional career choices. Kelly received her JD and MHA (Master of Healthcare Administration) degrees from the University of Iowa in 2010–11, while Joanne received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Iowa in 2010.

Net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ferentz has a net worth of $16 million and a salary of $4 million.

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