Brian Ferentz was named a coaching assistant on
Head Coach Bill Belichick's staff in 2009 after serving as a
scouting assistant for the Patriots during the 2008 season.
Ferentz played football as an offensive lineman at Iowa from 2001 through 2005. After being redshirted in 2001, he became a part-time starter at right guard and center through his college career. As a senior in 2005, he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten, was named a team captain and was selected as recipient of the Hayden Fry "Extra Heartbeat" award.
After going undrafted in the 2006 NFL Draft, Ferentz signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons in May, 2006. He was released by the Falcons on Sept. 2, 2006, and spent the season on the Falcons' practice squad. He was waived by the Falcons on May 14, 2007 and signed by the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 13, 2007, only to be released by the Saints on Sept. 1, 2007.
He earned a bachelor's degree in history from Iowa in 2006. He is married to wife, Nicole. Ferentz was born March 28, 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa.