IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis is retiring. The move was announced in a press release on Friday.
Davis spent the last five seasons of a 43-year career as the Iowa offensive coordinator.
“I cannot thank Greg Davis enough for what he has meant to Iowa football these past five seasons,” said Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz in a statement. “Greg possesses a great football mind, and he brought a perspective and expertise to our program that made every one of our coaches and players better.”
The Hawkeyes won 39 games in Davis’ tenure with the team.
“This is my decision, but not a decision that was reached lightly,” Davis said. “I remain passionate about the game of football, and enjoyed teaching football to our players every day. (My wife) Patsy has been a trouper through all these years; we have learned and enjoyed every step along the way. It’s time for me to get closer to our family.”
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) January 6, 2017
Davis is best known for serving as the Texas offensive coordinator from 1998-2010. He helped the Longhorns win the 2005 national championship and was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 1999.
Davis was brought to Iowa to help spark the offense. He produced mixed results, especially in the passing game, in his tenure. The inability of Iowa to develop wide receivers was exposed this season as the passing game struggled once wide receiver Matt VandeBerg was lost for the season. The Hawkeyes became a one-dimensional offense this season and averaged 24.9 points and 153.1 passing yards per game. The next offensive coordinator will be tasked with getting a more balanced offense in 2016.