Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz Hints At What He’ll Do After Coaching

first_img “You don’t have to just get old and crawl in a hole somewhere.”Longevity isn’t just a word to Kirk Ferentz; it’s a lifestyle. Inside the measures college football’s longest-tenured coach has taken to keep his mind & body fresh entering Year 21 at Iowa.— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) June 13, 2019Last year, in his 20th season at Iowa, Ferentz led the Hawkeyes to a 9-4 record that included an Outback Bowl upset over Mississippi State.Ferentz is the winningest coach in team history with a 152-101 record at Iowa, and has led the team to four top-10 finishes and two Big Ten championships.He has had only three losing seasons as head coach of Iowa, and only one since 2001.[Des Moines Register] A closeup of Iowa Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz wearing a Hawkeyes hoodie and a headset.CHAMPAIGN, IL – NOVEMBER 19: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes is seen during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)At 63 years of age, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz still has plenty more football coaching left in him. But he does appear to have an idea in mind for what to do after his time with the team is over.In an interview with the Des Moines Register, Ferentz stated that he doesn’t plan to stop coaching, even after he eventually steps away as head coach someday. He revealed that he would likely continue working as a position coach, even on a volunteer basis if necessary.“Absolutely. That’s been the most fun I ever had, being an assistant coach,” he says. “That’s just pure teaching. That’s the essence of teaching, and it’s more hands-on than what I get to experience.”Ferentz does have significant experience as an assistant that just about any program would find mouth-watering. From 1993 to 1995, he was the offensive line coach under Bill Belichick at the Cleveland Browns. He stayed with the team in the same role when they became the Baltimore Ravens until he was hired by Iowa.Ferentz was also a former offensive line coach at Iowa in the 1980s before taking up his first head coaching job with Maine.last_img read more

Nominations Sought for Environment Awards

first_imgNominations are being sought for awards that recognizeorganizations and individuals who protect marine habitat in theBay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. “These awards applaud the efforts of Nova Scotians and others whohelp protect our beautiful Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine and thelife they support,” said Environment and Labour Minister KerryMorash. “I encourage nominations for these awards so that moreNova Scotians can be highlighted and we can all follow theexcellent example they set.” The department’s Bay of Fundy Awards recognize public involvementin environmental management, stewardship and education. There aretwo categories for these awards. The Business Partnership Award is presented to an individual whohas led or participated in a partnership that promotesresponsible and sustainable use of the natural environment aroundthe Bay of Fundy. The Environmental Awareness Award recognizes efforts to increasepublic knowledge and understanding of environmental issues in thebay. Nominees may be involved in public awareness activities thatbenefit the marine environment or cause a positive change inpublic behaviour. Two categories of awards are also presented by the Gulf of MaineCouncil on the Marine Environment. The Longard Volunteer Award honours the memory of one of thecouncil’s seven founding members. Art Longard was a long-timeemployee of the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Fisheriesand Oceans Canada. He dedicated countless volunteer hours to theconservation of marine life in the Gulf of Maine. “The conservation efforts of single individuals and larger groupsmake such significant impacts on our marine life and our coastalcommunities,” said Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Chrisd’Entremont. “These awards give us an opportunity to show ourappreciation and say thank you.” The Gulf of Maine Visionary Awards recognize an individual’s ororganization’s innovation, creativity and commitment toconservation of marine life in the gulf. Recipients are chosenfrom the five jurisdictions that border the gulf — Nova Scotia,New Brunswick, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. The deadline for submitting nominations for Bay of Fundy and Gulfof Maine awards is Friday, Oct. 8. Nomination forms are availablefrom and may be submitted in writing to:Patricia Hinch Nova Scotia Environment and LabourPO Box 697Halifax, NSB3J 2T8or by e-mail to: . The Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine awards are presented each yearat the Gulf of Maine Council Visionary Award ceremony.last_img read more