The New England Patriots lost its tight ends coach, Brian Ferentz, as he left to coach with the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Former University of Iowa football players LeVar Woods and Brian Ferentz have been named fulltime assistant coaches on the Hawkeye football staff. Woods has been named linebacker coach, while Ferentz will coach the offensive line. The staff announcements were made Saturday by head coach Kirk Ferentz.
Brian Ferentz is the son of the head coach of the Hawkeyes, Kirk Ferentz. Brian spent the last four years of his career with the New England Patriots. In 2008 he was a scouting assistant before becoming a coaching assistant in 2009; then an offensive assistant in 2010, and finally the tight ends coach in 2011, coaching Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
Ferentz graduated from Iowa in 2005.