Iowa had a vacancy on their coaching staff when Jim Reid left to take the defensive coordinator position at Boston College. The void has been filled as recruiting coordinator Seth Wallace will leave his current role to become the new linebackers coach for the Hawkeyes.
Wallace had been the recruiting coordinator for Iowa for each of the last two seasons. He also worked with the defensive line during the 2014 regular season, and worked with the nickelbacks and cornerbacks in 2015. He returned to the staff in Iowa City after being a graduate assistant for the Hawkeyes from 2006-2008.
Kirk Ferentz commented on the promotion given to Wallace.
"Seth has done a tremendous job in his role as our recruiting coordinator and defensive assistant," Ferentz said. "Moving forward, Seth will serve as our linebackers coach and I am confident he will do a tremendous job in that role. We intend to fill our open coaching position sometime after Signing Day (February 3)."
Wallace shared his thoughts on the new position he will hold on Kirk Ferentz's staff.
"I am excited to coach our linebackers as we begin preparations for 2016 and beyond," he explained in the release from Iowa. "We have a great group returning who have been well coached by Coach Reid. I am very appreciative for this opportunity and look forward to this next phase of my career."