University of Iowa Athletics
Director, Football New Media

Max Allen

Max Allen - Football - University of Iowa Athletics


Max Allen is in his seventh year as Iowa football’s director of new media. He served as an administrative assistant for the Hawkeyes during the 2013 season.

Iowa has won 47 games over the past five seasons, the highest total in school history over any five-year period, and a total that ranks 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 has won three straight postseason games and 12 straight nonconference games.

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 18 seasons.

Allen works closely with the Iowa football staff regarding design and production of print and electronic recruiting materials, management of football specific social media, and works with UI Athletics External Relations regarding football specific activities.

He joined the Iowa program from the University of Colorado, where he held the position of assistant director of player personnel for three years. At Colorado he assisted with on-campus recruiting and coordinated the freshman enrollment process. Allen also spent one season as an operations intern with the Buffalo football program.

Allen graduated from Colorado in 2010, earning his bachelor’s degree in business (finance).

Allen is a native of Durango, Colorado, and graduated from Durango High School.

Allen was born Jan. 31, 1988.