Former University of Iowa offensive lineman Jordan Walsh is in his second year as a graduate assistant coach with the Hawkeye program. He assists with the Hawkeye offense.
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 nation in the final national rankings. Iowa’s streak of nine straight bowl invitations matches the longest in school history and the Hawkeyes have been in the Top 25 final rankings four straight seasons.
Iowa opened the 2021 season with six straight wins and closed the regular season with four straight victories to earn the West Division title and a berth in the league championship game for the second time since 2015. Iowa has been in the final national rankings in each of the past four seasons and has earned 19 conference wins in the past three seasons, Iowa’s highest three-year conference win total since 2002-04.
Junior center Tyler Linderbaum anchored the Iowa offense in 2021, earning unanimous consensus All-America honors and the Rimington Trophy. Offensive lineman Kyler Schott, running back Tyler Goodson and tight end Sam LaPorta each earned all-Big Ten recognition. Goodson rushed for over 1,100 yards and moved into the Top 10 in career rushing, while LaPorta led the team in receiving for the second straight season.
Walsh returned to the Iowa football program after holding a graduate assistant position with Wyoming football, where he worked with the Cowboy offensive line in 2020.
Walsh previously served as the offensive line graduate assistant at Missouri State University in 2019. Prior to Missouri State, he coached the offensive line at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Walsh began his coaching career as the offensive line coach at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill. from 2016-18.
Walsh was a four-year letterman with the Iowa program from 2012-15. Over his career, he started 37 of 46 games in which he played. He earned third-team All-America honors by Athlon Sports as a senior and was an honorable mention All-America selection by Sports Illustrated.
Walsh earned first-team All-Big Ten recognition as a senior by conference head coaches, Associated Press and Phil Steele. He broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore in 2013, starting all 13 games at right guard. In 2014, he started 10 of the 12 games he played. Walsh started all 14 games at right guard in 2015 as Iowa posted a 12-0 regular season mark. The Hawkeyes played in the 2015 Big Ten Championship game versus Michigan State and the 2016 Rose Bowl against Stanford. Walsh and the Hawkeyes also competed in the 2013 Outback Bowl and 2014 Taxslayer Bowl.
Walsh is a native of Glendale Heights, Illinois, and attended Glenbard West High School, earning prep All-America honors and first-team all-state recognition. He was a three-year starter in the offensive line, playing both guard and tackle. His team won three straight conference titles and reached the state title game his junior season.
Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree in interdepartmental studies/applied human service from Iowa in May 2015. He earned a Graduate Certificate in Learning Design & Technology from Wyoming in 2021.
Walsh was born Dec. 11, 1992.