Iowa State releases details of men’s basketball assistant coaching contracts

UNLV Rebels head coach T.J. Otzelberger instructs the team in the first half of a college basketball game against the Cincinnati Bearcats, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati.

The details on contracts for Iowa State’s first men’s basketball coaching staff under T.J. Otzelberger are here.

Longtime Cyclone assistant Daniyal Robinson will be paid $325,000 for the 2021-22 season, as first reported by The Des Moines Register‘s Travis Hines. Robinson, who was on previous head coach Steve Prohm’s staff since 2015, was paid $285,000 last season, a year in which the Cyclones went 2-22 overall, 0-18 in Big 12 play and ended in Prohm’s firing.

Robinson will unsurprisingly be the highest-paid member of Otzelberger’s first staff, and he’s been crucial in Iowa State’s recruiting efforts during his tenure, having acted as the lead recruiter on high-profile players such as Tyrese Haliburton, Talen Horton-Tucker and Xavier Foster.

Kyle Green will be paid $300,000 during his first season with the program after a successful stint as an assistant under Ben Jacobson at Northern Iowa. He was paid nearly $140,000 last season at UNI, according to The Register.

The final member of the staff, JR Blount, will be paid $275,000, which is an increase for the low member on the totem pole from Prohm’s staff, James Kane, who was paid $265,000 last year.

Details of Otzelberger’s contract remain unknown at this time.

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.