Iowa’s strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle is making nearly $600,000 per year, according to a report by USA Today.
Doyle is reportedly making $595,000 this year, an $80,000 increase from last season. Doyle’s salary is unusually high for a strength and conditioning coach, as the report by Chad Leistikow and Steve Berkowitz said Doyle making more than double that of other strength coaches in the Big Ten.
Doyle has been with Iowa’s program for 18 years, the entire tenure of head coach Kirk Ferentz. His salary matches the basic amounts of Iowa’s offensive (Greg Davis) and defensive (Phil Parker) coordinators, the report said. And Doyle is viewed as sort of a third coordinator by Iowa athletic director Gary Barta.
“Kirk approaches the role of strength and conditioning coach as really another coordinator,” Barta told USA Today. “We have an offensive coordinator, a defensive coordinator and then student-athlete development is the third piece of that equation. Bottom line, it’s important. Chris is one of the most highly respected strength coaches in the country.”