Brock Sherman is in his first year as an analyst with the University of Iowa football program, and in his fourth year with Iowa overall. Sherman served as a special teams assistant for the past three seasons.
Iowa posted an 8-5 record in 2022, concluding the season with a 21-0 win over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl and wins in five of its final six games. Iowa’s streak of 10 straight bowl invitations is the longest in school history and the Hawkeyes have been in the Top 25 final rankings in four of the last five seasons. Iowa’s streak of 10 straight winning seasons ranks 10th best in the nation.
The Hawkeyes won 10 games in 2021, winning the Big Ten’s West Division title and advancing to the conference championship game. Iowa concluded the season with an appearance in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl and was ranked 23rd in the final national rankings.
Iowa closed the 2021 regular season with four straight victories to earn the West Division title for the second time since 2015. Iowa earned 24 conference victories between 2018-21, matching Iowa’s highest four-year conference win total since 2002-05.
Following back-to-back narrow losses to open the 2020 season, Iowa won six straight games, all in Big Ten play, to complete the regular season. The Hawkeyes were ranked 15th in the final CFP rankings and coaches poll, and 16th by the Associated Press.
Iowa’s special teams performed at a high level in 2022 as the Hawkeyes ranked among the top three in the Big Ten in punt and kickoff returns, and punt and kickoff return defense. Iowa was third in the Big Ten and 15th nationally in net punting, while ranking second in the conference and 19th in the nation with three blocked kicks.
Iowa’s special teams in 2021 ranked among national leaders in kickoff return defense (14th), kickoff returns (17th) and punt return defense (18th). Charlie Jones was second in the nation in combined kick return yards and punter Tory Taylor was 12th in the country in punting average (46.1).
Iowa’s special teams played a key role in Iowa’s 2020 success as well. Taylor was named the Big Ten Punter of the Year. He was named first-team Freshman All-America by the FWAA, was second-team All-America by The Athletic and was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award. Iowa led the Big Ten and ranked fifth nationally in net punting (42.9) in 2020, while also ranking fifth in the nation in kickoff return coverage (15.7).
Sherman played linebacker for Northwest Missouri State from 2011-15, earning All-MIAA accolades, serving as a team captain in 2015. He started 15 games and helped lead the Bearcats to a Division II national championship that season. During his time as an athlete, Sherman helped his team compile a 50-5 record with two national championships (2013, 2015) and three consecutive conference titles (2013-15).
Prior to joining the Iowa staff Sherman was a defensive graduate assistant coach at New Mexico State for two seasons (2018-2019), where he worked with linebackers.
Sherman was a defensive graduate assistant at Northwest Missouri State in 2016 and 2017, working with the defensive line, linebackers, and special teams.
Sherman earned his bachelor’s degree in corporate recreation and wellness in 2016 and his master’s degree in applied health and sports science in 2018, both from Northwest Missouri State.
Sherman is a native of Crete, Nebraska, and attended Crete High School, where he earned Super States honors as a senior. Sherman led the Cardinals to an undefeated season as a senior, winning the Class B state championship.