New Iowa football assistants Polasek, Copleand get 1-year contracts

Hawkeyes' new football assistants will be paid $325,000 and $225,000

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IOWA CITY — Tim Polasek and Kelton Copeland, Iowa’s two newly hired football assistant coaches, will be paid $325,000 and $225,000, respectively, according to UI documents released Wednesday.

Iowa announced their hirings Tuesday afternoon. Polasek, 37, was hired as Iowa’s offensive line coach after three seasons as offensive coordinator at North Dakota State. Polasek’s salary at NDSU was $132,000 last year.

Copeland, 36, comes to Iowa after spending the last four seasons at Northern Illinois. Copeland made $94,000 at NIU last season.

Both coaches received a one-year contract that is renewable annually “contingent upon positive performance and mutual agreement.”

Polasek and Copeland are replacements for wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy and running backs coach Chris White, who were’t retained after the 2016 season. Kennedy made $340,000 and White $315,000 last year.

Polasek and Copeland will be introduced at a news conference in Iowa City on Thursday.

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