New era for Cyclone football

Matt Campbell enters media event room

Matt Campbell (front), formerly the head football coach at the University of Toledo, was introduced as the Cyclones' head football coach during a Monday media event. In introducing Campbell, athletics director Jamie Pollard identified five qualities that convinced him Campbell was a good fit for the Iowa State job: head coaching experience, student athlete recruiting success, high character, winning tradition (as both player and coach) and Campbell's genuine desire to lead the program. Campbell has a six-year contract. 

Former Cyclone head football coach Paul Rhoads was fired on Nov. 22. Photo by Christopher Gannon.