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Paul Federici
Paul  Federici

Director of Football Operations

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Paul Federici is in his 12th season working with the University of Iowa football program. Federici is in his seventh year as director of football operations after serving as director of athletic training services for five years.

Federici coordinates many of the off the field logistics, as well as practice schedules and other football related items, for Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeye football program.

Iowa has participated in 12 bowl games since 2001, including the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl while winning seven games a year ago. 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 13 seasons.

Iowa has appeared in eight January bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes have won 6-of-12 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 104 games over the past 13 seasons, including 61 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 12 of the past 14 years.

In his first season as director of football operations, Federici assisted with the planning, coordination and implementation of Iowa's daily operation and travel plans as the Hawkeyes concluded the 2009 season with a 24-14 win in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl and a national ranking of seventh in the nation.

Federici has assisted in 10 bowl games during his career, including the 2001 Senior Bowl, 2005 Capital One Bowl, 2006 Outback Bowl, 2006 Alamo Bowl, 2009 Outback Bowl, 2010 Orange Bowl, both the 2010 and 2011 Insight bowls, the 2014 Outback Bowl and the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl.

Federici joined the Iowa Athletic Department staff in 2004 after serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Seattle Seahawks for five seasons. Prior to joining the Seahawks in January, 1999, Federici was the Head Athletic Trainer at Vanderbilt University from 1994-99.

As an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Vanderbilt from 1987-1993, Federici worked with football, baseball, men's basketball and men's and women's golf teams. He was named Head Athletic Trainer for the Commodores in 1994, and was recognized as the College Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society that year.

Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1985, Federici served as a test site administrator and host athletic trainer for the N.A.T.A. Board of Certification examinations from 1991-95. He has volunteered for the Tennessee State Amateur Games, the LPGA Sara Lee Tournament at Hermitage Golf Club, and the Senior PGA Bell South Tournament at Springhouse Golf Club. Federici was a case study presenter at the 2001 A.O.S.S.M. meeting in Phoenix, Ariz., as well as the 2002 N.A.T.A. June Symposium in Dallas, Texas.

While at Vanderbilt, Federici served on several athletic department committees, including the Mission/Vision planning team, the External Communications Committee, the Management Team of Department Heads and the Sports Nutrition Planning Team.

Federici earned his B.S. degree in Health Education from Penn State University in 1985 and his M.Ed. in Health Promotion/Education from Vanderbilt in 1991.

Federici was born in Findlay, Ohio, and grew up in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Teddie, have a son, Noah.

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