Seth Wallace named Iowa linebackers coach

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IOWA CITY — Iowa recruiting coordinator Seth Wallace has been promoted to linebackers coach, head coach Kirk Ferentz announced Friday.

Wallace, who was recruiting coordinator the last two years, takes the position left by Jim Reid, who became Boston College’s defensive coordinator earlier this month.

“I am excited to coach our linebackers as we begin preparations for 2016 and beyond,” Wallace said in a news release. “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.”

Wallace was also cornerbacks and nickelbacks coach last season and assisted with the defensive line in 2014.

Ferentz said he will work to fill the open recruiting coordinator position after National Signing Day on Feb. 3.

“Seth has done a tremendous job in his role as our recruiting coordinator and defensive assistant,” Ferentz said in a release. “Moving forward, Seth will serve as our linebackers coach and I am confident he will do a tremendous job in that role.”

Wallace is a graduate of Coe College (2001) and Grinnell High School. He was a graduate assistant at Iowa from 2006-08.

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