Records: Ferentz’s Son Will Report to Iowa AD


March 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University officials say newly-hired Iowa offensive line coach Brian Ferentz will report to athletics director Gary Barta and not his father, head coach Kirk Ferentz. The university on Wednesday released details of a plan to manage the conflict of interest between Brian Ferentz and his father, which is required under a school policy that discourages nepotism in hiring and salary decisions. Barta wrote in a memo that he was “very interested in pursuing” Brian Ferentz to join the football staff due to his experience and success as an assistant for the New England Patriots. Barta wrote that he, not Kirk Ferentz, interviewed four applicants for the job and recommended Brian Ferentz based on his “credentials and candidacy.” Under the plan, Barta will conduct Brian Ferentz’s annual performance review and compensation.