Iowa football, Coach Kirk Ferentz agree to contract extension

College football’s longest-serving head coach has agreed to a deal that will keep him in place for years to come.

Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, who has led 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 was due to expire in 2025.

“Kirk’s consistent leadership and success over the past 23 years has been incredible and appreciated as he has led our football program in a first class manner,” Sporting Director Gary Barta said via the press release. school. “His success over the past 23 years speaks for itself. He is an asset to the University of Iowa and our athletics department as a whole. The foundations of its program are solid and the future looks promising.

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