Chris Ash to Wisconsin

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Numerous sources have confirmed that Iowa State’s secondary coach and recruiting coordinator, Chris Ash has accepted a position at Wisconsin. It is also being reported by

If you need more proof, go check out Iowa State University’s job board, where the school is in search of a secondary coach.

Chris’ Take: Being that it is the day after Iowa State signed one of its best recruiting classes ever, this obviously isn’t good news. Chris Ash is a very well liked man in Ames and will be missed. He’s a fearless recruiter and will more than likely be a defensive coordinator at a BCS school sooner rather than later. I like to look at it like this though. If there are other successful programs coming after Iowa State assistants, that means that the program is heading in the right direction.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football’s postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines’ top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO.

Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio.

When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.