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Longtime Hawkeyes football assistant Reese Morgan retires

Reese Morgan, a member of the the Hawkeyes football coaching staff since the 2000 season, has announced his retirement.

"On behalf of our coaches, players and fans, I want to wish Reese and Jo the best in this well-deserved retirement," Ferentz said in announcing the move. "Always the professional, Reese's entire life has been dedicated to education and coaching. I am thanful for the opportunity to work alongside him and appreciative of what he has meant to our players, our program and the University of Iowa."

Morgan will step away prior to Iowa spring practice.

Morgan has been a football coach for four decades. He came to the University of Iowa after successful tenures at Benton Community and Iowa City West High School. Davenport Assumption football coach and athletic director Wade King played for Morgan at Benton.

Morgan coached Iowa City West to three state titles in Class 4A (1995, 1998 and 1999) and finished his high school coaching career on a 26-game winning streak before joining the Hawkeyes.

Hawkeye Headquarters reporter Adam Rossow talked to players and coaches late last year about why the 68-year-old is one of the most important coaches in the history of the Hawkeye state.

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