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Chris Doyle (American football)

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Chris Doyle (born June 30, 1968) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at The University of Iowa, a position he has held since 1999. Doyle recently added the title of Executive Director of the Football program in 2015. Doyle played college football on the offensive line at Boston University from 1986 to 1988.

Chris Doyle
Current position
TitleStrength and conditioning coach
ConferenceBig Ten
Biographical details
Born (1968-06-30) June 30, 1968 (age 51)
Quincy, Massachusetts
Playing career
1986–1988Boston University
Position(s)Offensive line
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990Syracuse (GA)
1991Notre Dame (GA)
1992–1995Holy Cross (OL)
1996–1997Wisconsin (SC)
1998Utah (SC)
1999–presentIowa (SC)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Big Ten (2002, 2004)
1x Big Ten Strength Coach of the Year (1999)


Raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, Doyle attended Boston College High School, where he played football. Doyle attended college at Boston University, earning an Bachelor of Science in human movement and a Masters of Education.

Iowa HawkeyesEdit

Doyle has served as strength and conditioning coach for Iowa Hawkeyes football, since 1999. He has trained 180 student-athletes who have joined professional sports teams, as well as 19 former assistants who have become head strength and conditioning coaches.[1]

Break the RockEdit

Doyle is known for his "Break the Rock" program. A large stone inscribed with that saying sits in the University of Iowa weight room and inspires players to overcome obstacles.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Iowa football strives to `Break the Rock' - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site". Retrieved 2014-11-23.

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