Longtime Assistant Coach Bob Elliott Dies At 64 Of Cancer

A college coach with Iowa roots died Saturday.  Bobby Elliott was first diagnosed with cancer in 1998 and played as a DB for Iowa in the 70s and coached under Hayden Fry.  He also coached at Iowa State, Kansas State, San Diego State, Notre Dame and most recently Nebraska.   His father Bump was a former Athletic Director at the University Of Iowa.  Elliott was 64.

Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta:

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bump Elliott and the Elliott family as they mourn their loss.  Bobby was a terrific person.  He loved his family… he loved to coach… and he loved the Hawkeyes.  He will be missed.”

Head Coach Kirk Ferentz:

“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Bump, Joey, and the entire Elliott family.  Bob was an outstanding individual with the highest integrity as a person, and as a football coach. Along with being an outstanding player and excelling in academics during his Iowa career, Bob was a dedicated coach and family man, always putting others ahead of himself.  Bob touched the lives of many student-athletes, along with those he coached and worked with throughout his career.  Bob was a great Hawkeye and contributed to our program as a player, coach and graduate of the University of Iowa.”

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