Iowa Parts Ways with Longtime Strength Coach Chris Doyle

By Matthew Filipovits on June 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm
Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle works with players before a NCAA Big Ten Conference football game, Saturday, Nov., 16, 2019, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. 191114 Minn Iowa Fb 034 Jpg
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After a tumultuous few weeks, the University of Iowa has parted ways with longtime strength coach Chris Doyle.

Doyle came under fire after many former Hawkeye players came forward with allegations of inappropriate behavior and making racist remarks. He had been on administrative leave since the first week of June.

Doyle has been Iowa's strength and conditioning for the entirety of Kirk Ferentz's 20-year tenure in Iowa City. Doyle is credited as the person who took college strength and conditioning to the next level and was the highest-paid strength and conditioning coach in the country.

He will receive a $1.11 million buyout from the school and will maintain his benefits for the next 15 months. 

Assistant strength and conditioning coach Raimond Braithwaite will continue to run Iowa's strength and conditioning program until a new hire has been made.