CFTV: Caponi’s transition going smoothly during first spring at Iowa State

At this time last year, Matt Caponi was preparing defensive backs for the wide-open offenses of the Big 12 — as a member of the staff at West Virginia. Now, the Cyclones’ new cornerbacks coach is helping usher the position group into the new reality of life without Brian Peavy. Hear how Datrone Young and Anthony Johnson have progressed and more in this CFTV.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.