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Travis Pearson
Position: Director of Football Operations/Assistant to Head Coach
Hometown: Gilbertown, Ala.
Alma Mater: Alabama State
Graduating Year: 1997
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: (515) 294-4157
Email: tpearson@iastate.edu
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Travis Pearson
Courtesy: A.P.
Release: 01/05/2007

Director of football operations Travis Pearson was hired by head coach Gene Chizik in January 2007. Pearson, who serves as an assistant to the head coach, lettered three times in football at Alabama State, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1997. The Gilbertown, Ala., native played eight seasons in the Arena Football League with stints at Tampa Bay, Florida and Los Angeles as one of the league’s all-time greats. In 2003, Pearson was named to Arena Football’s 15th anniversary team as a fullback/linebacker.

Pearson’s first coaching assignment was at Central High School in Mosses, Ala., where he was defensive coordinator and head coach in 1997 and 1998, respectively. He worked as defensive coordinator (1999-2000) and then head coach (2001-2004) at Elmore County High School in Eclectic, Ala. Pearson was the defensive coordinator and head track coach at Oxford (Ala.) High School for two seasons. Pearson was the Metro 4A Coach of the Year in 2004 and coached in the Alabama North-South All-Star game that season.

Pearson and his wife, Maria, have a daughter, Marissa, and sons Travis II and Trevor.

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