Brian Ferentz
Current position
TitleTight ends coach
ConferenceBig Ten
Biographical details
Born (1983-03-28) March 28, 1983 (age 37)
Iowa City, Iowa
Alma materIowa
Playing career
Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
New England Patriots (OCA)
New England Patriots (OA)
New England Patriots (TE)
Iowa (OL)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2008New England Patriots (scouting asst.)

Brian Ferentz (born March 28, 1983) is an American football offensive line coach for the University of Iowa and a former offensive lineman in the National Football League.

Playing careerEdit

Ferentz played football as an offensive lineman for his father, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, from 2001 through 2005. After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Ferentz signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons in May 2006. He was released by the Falcons on September 2, 2006, and spent the season on the Falcons' practice squad. He was waived by the Falcons on May 14, 2007 and signed by the New Orleans Saints on August 13, 2007, only to be released by the Saints on September 1, 2007.

Coaching careerEdit

New England Patriots (2008–2011)Edit

Ferentz joined the New England Patriots in 2008 as a scouting assistant; his father Kirk was a former assistant coach under Patriots head coach Bill Belichick when Belichick coached the Cleveland Browns in the 1990s. In 2009, Ferentz became an offensive coaching assistant. Before the 2010 season, Ferentz's title was changed to offensive assistant coach, working primarily with the Patriots' tight ends.[1] He was officially promoted to tight ends coach in 2011; that season, the Patriots' tight end duo of Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski set NFL records for receptions, yards, and touchdowns by tight ends, and Gronkowski became the first tight end in NFL history to lead the league in touchdown receptions.

Iowa Hawkeyes (2012–)Edit

In February 2012, Ferentz left the Patriots, and took the position of offensive line coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes, coached by his father Kirk Ferentz.


  1. Gasper, Christopher (4 January 2011). "Coaching decisions have paid off for Patriots". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 January 2011.

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