Messingham, Wells swap spots

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Paul Rhoads has made a slight change to his coaching staff.

During his pre-spring press conference on Tuesday morning, Rhoads announced thatCourtney Messingham and Luke Wells have swapped positions within the program. Messingham will now be Iowa State’s wide receivers coach, while Wells will work with the tight ends.

Messingham, a 20-year coaching veteran, has worked with wide receivers before. He held the same position at Southern Miss during the 2005 and 2006 seasons. He was also the wide receivers coach under former ISU associate head coach Terry Allen at Missouri State in 2008. Messingham is a former head coach at Upper Iowa, in 2003 and 2004.

Wells, a former Oklahoma quarterback, has a history of coaching tight ends. He worked with the position during his time at Louisiana-Monroe in 2004 and 2005.

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.