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Northern Iowa head football coach Mark Farley has added two assistants with ties to the Panther program as the start of the 2017 season draws near.

 

Farley announced the addition of D.J. Vokolek and D.P. Eyman for the 2017 season. Vokolek will fill the role as assistant head coach and will serve as the linebackers coach. Eyman will be an offensive assistant coach and will handle the duties as the running backs coach.

Vokolek is returning for his second stint on the Panther coaching staff. Vokolek's previous tenure at UNI included his role as defensive coordinator on the 2005 Panther team that reached the FCS national championship game in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Vokolek helped the Panthers to pair of Missouri Valley Football Conference regular season titles in 2003 and 2005. Vokolek recently served as an assistant head football coach/defensive backs coach at the University of Buffalo in 2015. Prior to that he was the associate head coach/defensive coordinator at Missouri State for head coach Terry Allen from 2006-2014.
 
Eyman is coming back to his alma mater following coaching stops at Florida Atlantic University, San Jose State University, Concordia University-St. Paul, Colorado School of Mines and Iowa City High School. Eyman was a member of the UNI football squad from 2005-2009, where he played quarterback and wide receiver. Eyman caught 42 passes for 540 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2009. Eyman was a member of three NCAA FCS playoff teams in 2005, 2007 and 2008.

With the addition of Vokolek and Eyman, UNI's on-field coaching positions are set for the 2017 season. UNI players reported to camp Wed., July 26, to begin preparation for the season opener at Iowa State on Sept. 2.

UNI's 2017 Football Coaching Staff
Mark Farley – Head Coach
John Bond – Quarterbacks/Co-Offensive Coordinator
David Braun – Defensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
Jeff Burris – Cornerbacks
Nick Danielson – Tight Ends
D.P. Eyman – Running Backs
Jeremiah Johnson – Safeties/Defensive Coordinator
Pat McCann – Wide Receivers
Mike Simmonds – Offensive Line/Co-Offensive Coordinator
D.J. Vokolek – Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers

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