When Did Kirk Ferentz Start Coaching at Iowa?

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Kirk Ferentz has been the head coach of Iowa football since December 1998.
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BetMGM @BETMGM Jan 19, 2023, 4:29 PM

Some college football coaches have generated so much success over the years that they can pretty much do whatever they want.

That’s certainly the case for Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz, who has coached so many years in Iowa City that he’s now the longest-tenured coach in all of college football. Consider that the next time you take a gander at the college football betting odds market.

When Did Kirk Ferentz Start Coaching at Iowa?

The University of Iowa football program announced its hire of head coach Kirk Ferentz on December 2, 1998. 

How Old Is Kirk Ferentz?

Kirk Ferentz was born August 1, 1955. He is 67 years old.

What’s Kirk Ferentz’s Salary?

A 2022 FOIA request revealed that Ferentz is paid a de facto base salary of $7 million dollars before any performance incentives are earned.

That salary was bumped up from about $5.5 million thanks to a four-year contract extension that was signed after the end of the 2021 season. 

His son, Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz, was paid $900,000 in 2022.

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