Chic Ejiasi is in his seventh season as the University of Iowa's Director of Player Development. Ejiasi was named to the newly-created position in September, 2008. He is in his ninth year as a member of the football staff after previously serving as an administrative assistant.
In his current position, Ejiasi assists Iowa student-athletes in their transition from high school to being a student-athlete at the college level, as well as helping secure employment opportunities after college graduation. Ejiasi also does extensive work in organizing community service efforts, as well as acting as a liaison between the Academic Student Services staff and Iowa's football student-athletes. Additional duties include assisting players in securing summer employment and organizing housing efforts.
Iowa has participated in 11 bowl games since 2001, including the 2014 Outback Bowl. The Hawkeyes won bowl games following the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons, defeating ranked opponents in both 2009 and 2010. The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls four times in the past 12 seasons.
Iowa has appeared in seven January bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes have won 6-of-11 bowl games under Kirk Ferentz and his staff, including four January bowl victories. The January Bowl wins have come over Florida (2004 Outback), LSU (2005 Capital One), South Carolina (2009 Outback) and Georgia Tech (2010 Orange).
Iowa has won 97 games over the past 12 seasons, including 57 Big Ten games. The Hawkeyes earned a share of the Big Ten title in both 2002 and 2004 and tied for second in 2009. Iowa has finished in the Big Ten's first division in 11 of the past 13 years.
As an administrative assistant, Ejiasi assisted the coaching staff in compiling statistical information, gathering information on opponents and recruits and assisting in the day to day operation of the football office.
Ejiasi returned to the Iowa program after serving as the defensive backs coach and special team's coordinator at North Iowa Area Community College during the 2005 season.
Ejiasi was a four-year letterman as a defensive back during his Hawkeye playing career. He was a member of Big Ten championship teams in 2002 and 2004. The Hawkeyes competed in four bowl games, claiming three victories, during Ejiasi's career.
Ejiasi saw action in all 12 games as a senior and earned the Hustle Team Award for his play on Iowa's special teams. He recorded 17 tackles in 2003, including three solo stops against both Michigan and Minnesota. He concluded his career with 49 tackles and three pass break-ups.
Ejiasi attended Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He earned second team all-state honors as a senior and was a first team all-conference selection as a junior and senior. He was team captain and MVP as a senior, playing both wide receiver and defensive back. He set school records for receiving yards in a game (190 yards) and interceptions in a game (four) and also earned four letters in wrestling and track and field.
Ejiasi earned his bachelor's degree in health and sports studies from the University of Iowa in 2005 and earned his master's degree in recreational sports management from Iowa in 2012.
Ejiasi was born Dec. 3, 1981, in Houston, Texas. His wife's name is Ellie.