Iowa football added a tenth coach to its staff today, bringing over Derrick Foster from Samford University.
Foster spent the last two years in Birmingham as a running backs coach for Samford University. Prior to that, he coached running backs and wide receivers for Northwestern State University in Louisiana (yes, that Northwestern State University).
In 2012, he was the running backs coach and a recruiting coordinator for the Tennessee Volunteers, where he helped recruit the states of California, Texas, Kansas, New York, Arizona, and Illinois.
Foster played college ball at Southwest Baptist College in Missouri, where he was a three-year starter as a wide receiver, ending his career with 93 catches.
The release from the SID doesn’t make it clear where Foster will be coaching:
Foster’s hiring comes as a result of the NCAA allowing FBS programs to add a 10th fulltime assistant. Foster will coach on the offensive side of the ball, allowing LeVar Woods to spend more attention to special teams. Specific coaching assignments will be announced later.
It makes a lot of sense for Foster to coach the running backs, moving Brian Ferentz over to coach tight ends along with his coordinator duties. So we’ll probably see Foster try and coach tight ends for the first time in his career in Iowa City.
Best of luck to coach Foster, and may the Clay Davis comparisons begin now.