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Erik Link
Position: Assistant Director of Football Operations
Alma Mater: Drake
Graduating Year: 2002
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (515) 294-2801
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Erik Link
Release: 07/16/2006
Erik Link is in his third season at Iowa State and his second campaign as assistant director of football operations. Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik hired Link in his current position in February 2007. Link earned his master's degree in Public Administration from Drake in May 2008.

Among his Iowa State responsibilities are high school relations and coordination of ISU football camps and clinics. Link first came to Iowa State in 2006 as the offensive graduate assistant. His Cyclone duties then included coordination of the defensive scout team in practice.

Link was an honorable mention all-Pioneer League offensive lineman at Drake, where he lettered three times and was a two-year starter. The Des Moines native was an assistant coach for the Bulldogs in 2005 after serving as a graduate assistant in 2004. Drake defensive tackle Chris Daniels earned second-team All-America honors under Link in 2005. Link coached at his prep alma mater, Des Moines North, after graduating from Drake with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 2003.

Link and his wife, Jill, reside in Ankeny.


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