Ken O'Keefe (born August 18, 1953) is an American football coach and former player. He is the quarterbacks coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team, a position he assumed in January 2017. O'Keefe served as the offensive coordinator for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team from 1999 to 2011. He was the head football coach at the Allegheny College from 1990 to 1997 and at Fordham University in 1998, compiling a career college football record of 83–17–1. In O'Keefe's first season at Allegheny, in 1990, his team went 13–0–1 and won the NCAA Division III Football Championship.
|Born||August 18, 1953|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1976–1977||New Haven (assistant)|
|1985||Fort Worth Country Day (TX)|
|2012–2015||Miami Dolphins (WR)|
|2016||Miami Dolphins (senior analyst)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||5–5 (NCAA D-III playoffs)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 NCAA Division III (1990)|
6 NCAC (1990–1991, 1993–1994, 1996–1997)
|AFCA Division III Coach of the Year (1990)|
4x NCAC Coach of the Year
While coaching at Allegheny College, O'Keefe created an exchange program between Russian and American middle school football players. In recognition he received the Dodge Award for language advocacy from the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in 1998.
On February 3, 2012, O'Keefe resigned from the Iowa program to take a job with the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). Former Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin spent several years on Iowa's staff, coaching the offensive line from 1999 to 2002.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Allegheny Gators (North Coast Athletic Conference) (1990–1997)|
|1990||Allegheny||13–0–1||7–0||1st||W NCAA Division III Championship|
|1991||Allegheny||11–1||7–0||1st||L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal|
|1993||Allegheny||9–2||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|1994||Allegheny||10–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|1996||Allegheny||10–1||8–0||1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|1997||Allegheny||9–2||7–1||T–1st||L NCAA Division III First Round|
|Fordham Rams (Patriot League) (1998)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title or championship game berth|
- "The James W. Dodge Foreign Language Advocate Award". Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Archived from the original on August 21, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014.