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Wide Receivers

Jon Budmayr

Jon Budmayr - Football - University of Iowa Athletics


Jon Budmayr was elevated to wide receivers coach in February, 2024, after serving as the senior special assistant to the head coach in 2023 and an offensive analyst in 2022.

In 2023, the Hawkeyes won 10 games, including their final four, to capture the Big Ten West Division. Iowa advanced to another January bowl game (Citrus) and finished the season ranked No. 24.

In his first season at Iowa the Hawkeyes won eight contests 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.

Budmayr joined the Iowa staff from Colorado State, where he served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2021.

Budmayr spent six seasons at Wisconsin, including the final three as quarterbacks coach. He also served as a quality control assistant (2016-17) and graduate assistant (2015) with the Badgers.

Under Budmayr’s direction, Badger quarterbacks set Wisconsin program records, including a school-record 236 completions by Jack Coan in 2019. Coan’s 2019 season also included the third-most passing yards in a season in Wisconsin history (2,727), while his 69.6 percent completion rate also ranked third in school history and was No. 7 nationally that year.

A native of Woodstock, Illinois, Budmayr was also integral in the recruitment and development of Graham Mertz, one of the highest rated quarterbacks in Wisconsin history. In his first career start at Illinois in 2020, Mertz was 20-of-21 (95.2%) for 248 yards and five touchdowns.

Prior to his promotion to quarterbacks coach prior to the 2018 season, Budmayr served as a quality control assistant for two seasons and spent 2015 as a graduate assistant with UW’s quarterbacks.

In 2017, Alex Hornibrook threw for 2,644 yards and 25 touchdowns, second-most in Wisconsin history. Four of his TD passes came in the Orange Bowl, earning him MVP honors in the Badgers’ win over Miami. Sharing the quarterback duties in 2016, Bart Houston and Hornibrook combined to give UW a pair of 1,000-yard passers and had the Badgers ranked fourth in the Big Ten in passing efficiency (135.9).

His first season on staff saw Budmayr assisting the second-leading passer in Wisconsin history, Joel Stave, who threw for 2,687 yards and was named MVP of the Holiday Bowl for leading the Badgers past USC.

Budmayr returned to Wisconsin after spending a year as an offensive graduate assistant at Pittsburgh in 2014.

Injuries derailed his playing career the 2010 season, when he lettered for the UW team that posted an 11-2 record and won the Big Ten title. Budmayr went on to serve as a student assistant coach for the Badgers in 2012 and 2013.

Budmayr earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Wisconsin in 2013. He and his wife, Kaitlyn, have a daughter, Sienna, and a son, Jack.