University of Iowa Athletics
Assistant, Strength & Conditioning

Cody Myers

Cody Myers - Football - University of Iowa Athletics


Cody Myers is in his eighth year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the University of Iowa football program.

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 nation in the final CFP rankings and coaches poll, and 16th by the Associated Press.

Iowa has won three straight postseason games and 12 straight nonconference games. The Hawkeyes were selected to compete in the 2020 Music City Bowl, but that event was canceled. Iowa’s streak of eight straight bowl invitations matches the longest in school history.

Iowa won 47 games from 2015-19, the highest total in school history over any five-year period, and a total that ranked ninth nationally. Iowa won its final four games in 2019 and ranked 15th in the nation in the final Associated Press and coaches polls.

The Hawkeyes concluded the 2019 campaign with a 10-3 record following a 49-24 win over No. 22 Southern California in the Holiday Bowl. The three losses were all to ranked opponents by a combined 14 points. The Hawkeyes were 4-1 in trophy games for the third straight season.

Iowa completed the 2018 season with a 9-4 mark and a final ranking of 25th in the Associated Press national rankings. The Hawkeyes earned a 27-22 Outback Bowl win over No. 18 Mississippi State to close the season with three straight wins. The four losses came by a total of 23 points and all were decided in the final minutes of play. Iowa tied for second in the Big Ten West Division.

The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2015, winning the West Division of the Big Ten Conference. Iowa participated in the 2016 Rose Bowl Game and the 2015 Big Ten Championship and ended the season in the top 10 in the final national rankings.

Along with winning its most recent three bowl games, Iowa also participated in the 2017 Outback Bowl, 2016 Rose Bowl Game, 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl and 2014 Outback Bowl. The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls five times in the past 19 seasons.

Myers previously served as assistant coordinator of strength and conditioning at Coe College. He was an intern with the Iowa football strength and conditioning program beginning in 2014.

At Coe, Myers designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for the baseball and softball programs, while assisting with the football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling teams.

Myers is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

Myers is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps (2003-10) and a veteran of the Iraq War and the Global War on Terrorism. While serving, he held earned the rank of Corporal and held the positions of Fire Team Leader and Vehicle Commander. He conducted security operations and escorted high ranking officials.

Myers earned his Associate Degree from Kirkwood Community College and his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Coe College in 2015.  He earned a Masters of Science degree in exercise science in performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania.

Myers was born May 8, 1984, and is a native of Keosauqua, Iowa, where he attended Van Buren High School. His wife’s name is Nicole, and he has a son, Gunner, and two daughters, Hadley and Hayley.