University of Iowa Athletics
Recruiting Operations and Special Events Coordinator

Krisanne Ryther

Krisanne Ryther - Football - University of Iowa Athletics


Krisanne Ryther is in her fifth year with the University of Iowa football program, in the position of Recruiting Operations and Special Events Coordinator.

Ryther supports the directors of recruiting and football operations within the football program with the coordination of recruiting functions, team travel and events, including team banquet and camps and clinics. She is involved with gameday recruiting functions and official visits with the entire recruiting staff.

Ryther also is involved with advance travel on away games, including logistics and hotel preparation to assure a smooth operation from team arrival through team departure. This includes advance travel on bowl trips.

In working with camps, Ryther is involved in registration and operational logistics for campers.

She manages the hiring, supervision, and evaluations of the Iowa Football Student Office Assistants, to ensure optimal office coverage and exceptional administrative support.

Prior to joining the Iowa staff, Ryther served as coordinator of football operations at the University of Arizona for four years (2013-17). She served as a gameday Media Relations assistant with the Arizona Cardinals from 2011-17. She also assisted with Media Relations at the 2015 Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX.

Ryther served as the Director of Public Relations for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League from January-December, 2011.

While attending the University of Iowa, Ryther was an event coordination intern within UI athletics, and co-chairman of the Hawkeye Host student organization within the UI football program. She also was a sports reporter for the Daily Iowan, the UI’s award-winning student newspaper.

Ryther earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Iowa, majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications and Health & Sports Studies as an undergrad (2010), followed by Sport & Recreation Management as a graduate student (2019).

Ryther is a native of Marion, Iowa. She is engaged to Iowa field hockey assistant coach, Roz Ellis.