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IOWA, Iowa — Iowa State has hired former Iowa coach Matt Campbell to be its new head coach, the school announced Tuesday.
Campbell will be the first head coach in the program’s history to succeed Dan Mullen, who left for the NFL in 2017 after 13 seasons.
He has won nine Big 12 titles and helped lead the Cyclones to three consecutive conference championships and three bowl games.
He also coached the Hawkeyes to two consecutive Big 12 championships in 2011 and 2014.
Campus has a history of success at Iowa State, going to the Rose Bowl with the Cyclons in 2011.
Campo led Iowa State to two straight bowl appearances in his first four seasons in the Big 12, and was the team’s offensive coordinator under the then-head coach, Gary Andersen.
Campu coached the Cyclone offense under Andersen for four seasons from 2010-13.
Camp Campbell spent three seasons coaching the Washington Huskies from 2004-09 before transferring to the University of Iowa in 2011 as the offensive coordinator.
He helped guide the Hawkeye offense to back-to-back Big Ten titles in 2005 and 2007.
Campos also served as Iowa State’s offensive line coach from 2009-12 and the team quarterback coach from 2012-14.
He has also served in several coaching capacities with the U.S. Army Football League’s Green Bay Gamblers, serving as their quarterbacks coach and head coach from 2015-17.
Campesons tenure as Iowa state coach was marred by NCAA sanctions in 2016, with the NCAA sanctioning the team for failing to comply with NCAA rules for recruiting violations.