Ireland Hostetler is in her second year with the University of Iowa football program, in the position of recruiting operations and special events coordinator. She previously served in the role of student assistant for operations and recruiting as an undergraduate from 2017-21.
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.
Hostetler 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.
In working with camps, Hostetler 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, Hostetler served as an operations and events intern with the Allstate Sugar Bowl (August, 2021-February, 2022), while at the same time serving as a gameday media assistant with the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.
As a student assistant with the Iowa football program, Hostetler assisted the recruiting operations in a variety of tasks, including maintenance of recruitment databases, on-campus recruiting, vendor relations, mass mailings, and all official head coach autograph requests.
Hostetler also assisted football coaches, leadership, student-athletes, visitors, and NFL scouts with special projects, vendor coordination, office management, event operations and additional assigned duties.
Hostetler earned her bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management from the University of Iowa, with event management concentration and a minor in communication studies.
Hostetler is a native of Kalona, Iowa.