The Harvard of coaching
- by Doug Samuels 2 years ago
Iowa has had 16 undergraduates go on to become head coaches or assistants at the Division 1 level, more than any other school in the country.
That's enough for Buffalo AD Warde Manuel (who has two Iowa alums on staff) to dub it "the Harvard of coaching".
As Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal points out, sixteen is "three more than Florida, four more than Michigan, 10 more than Notre Dame and four times the number from Wisconsin, Southern California and Stanford. When you include coaches who were assistants at Iowa but didn't play there, the list includes former Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez and current Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz, among others."
Diamond went on to talk about how former head coach Hayden Fry influences many of those coaches to this day. The article is a must read for coaches, and can be found here.