Iowa elevates Kelvin Bell to recruiting coordinator

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Iowa's football program elevated Kelvin Bell, who had been the director of on-campus recruiting for the Hawkeyes, to recruiting coordinator and defensive assistant, the school announced Friday morning.

Iowa recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell

Bell fills the vacancy that was created when Seth Wallace was promoted to linebackers coach after Jim Reid left to become defensive coordinator at Boston College in January.

"Kelvin will be a very positive addition to our coaching staff,” Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said in a release. "As a former player and an Iowa graduate, he possesses an extensive understanding of our Hawkeye football culture, which is built on character, academics and player development.”

Previously Bell, a former defensive lineman at Iowa, assisted with prospect identification for the Hawkeyes and on-campus recruiting efforts.

“In 2012, Coach Ferentz gave me a chance to return to Iowa football as a graduate assistant,” Bell said in the release. "I was thrilled to be able to work for one of the best men in this profession and contribute to the success of my alma mater.  My experiences these past four years, both on and off the field, have been invaluable toward my development in the coaching profession. I’m thankful for the opportunity to continue my career as a member of the Iowa football coaching staff.”