Defensive backs coach Troy Douglas bolts for Pitt

The Ames Tribune is reporting that Iowa State defensive backs coach Troy Douglas is leaving Ames for a job at Pitt. Douglas has been Iowa State’s defensive backs coach for the past three seasons. 


Douglas is the fifth different Iowa State assistant coach from last season that will not be on the sidelines in 2014. Courtney Messingham and Kenith Pope were relieved of their duties after the 2013 season. Bill Bleil left to become the offensive coordinator at Rhode Island. Curtis Bray tragically passed away in January. 

Paul Rhoads has already named Mark Mangino (offensive coordinator, tight ends coach), Louis Ayeni (running backs) , Tommy Mangino (wide receivers), Brandon Blaney (offensive line) and Stan Eggen (defensive ends) to his staff. 

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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.