Brian Ferentz

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Offensive Coordinator
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Offensive Coordinator
Team Iowa
Conference Big Ten
Biographical details
Born (1983-03-28) March 28, 1983 (age 35)
Iowa City, Iowa
Alma mater University of Iowa
Playing career
2002–2005 Iowa
2006 Atlanta Falcons
2007 New Orleans Saints
Position(s) Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2009 New England Patriots (OCA)
2010 New England Patriots (ATE)
2011 New England Patriots (TE)
2012–2016 Iowa (OL)
2017–present Iowa (OC)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2008 New England Patriots (scouting asst.)

Brian Ferentz (born March 28, 1983) is the current American football offensive coordinator coach for the University of Iowa and a former offensive lineman in the National Football League.

Playing career[edit]

Ferentz played football as an offensive lineman for his father, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, from 2001 through 2005. After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Ferentz signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons in May 2006. He was released by the Falcons on September 2, 2006, and spent the season on the Falcons' practice squad. He was waived by the Falcons on May 14, 2007 and signed by the New Orleans Saints on August 13, 2007, only to be released by the Saints on September 1, 2007.

Coaching career[edit]

New England Patriots (2008–2011)[edit]

Ferentz joined the New England Patriots in 2008 as a scouting assistant; his father Kirk was the offensive line coach from 1993-95 under Bill Belichick when Belichick coached the Cleveland Browns. In 2009, Ferentz became an offensive coaching assistant. Before the 2010 season, Ferentz's title was changed to offensive assistant coach, working primarily with the Patriots' tight ends.[1] He was officially promoted to tight ends coach in 2011; that season, the Patriots' tight end duo of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski set NFL records for receptions, yards, and touchdowns by tight ends, and Gronkowski became the first tight end in NFL history to lead the league in touchdown receptions.

Iowa Hawkeyes (2012–)[edit]

In February 2012 Ferentz took the position of offensive line coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes, coached by his father Kirk Ferentz.

On January 3, 2014, Bill O'Brien was announced as the new head coach of the Houston Texans and Ferentz was rumored to join the organization as the offensive line coach.[2] Instead the Texans choose to hire Paul Dunn, the former Atlanta Falcons' Offensive Line Coach.[3]

On January 9, 2017, Ferentz was named the new offensive coordinator for Iowa.[4]


  1. ^ Gasper, Christopher (4 January 2011). "Coaching decisions have paid off for Patriots". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ McClain, John (6 January 2014). "O'Brien to have six Penn St. assistants on Texans staff". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Texans hire Falcons assistant Dunn as offensive line coach". Houston Chronicle. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ Steve Batterson (January 11, 2017). "Brian Ferentz named Iowa's offensive coordinator". The Quad City Times. Retrieved January 15, 2017.

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