Devan Moylan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Sport Studies from the University of Iowa in 2007. Devan was a two year starter at safety for the University of Iowa football team. As a walk-on, he earned his scholarship through his competitive drive and knowledge of the game. During his career at Iowa, Devan helped the Hawkeyes to four bowl games and won a Big Ten Championship. Devan has amassed a number of accolades, including:
Following his playing career, Devan helped to facilitate a bid to the 2008 Outback Bowl Bid with the Hawkeyes as a Student Assistant Coach. Under the leadership and direction of Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Doyle, Devan aided in player development, recruiting, and strength and conditioning. As a collegiate coach, Devan has tutored 14 All-Big Ten student-athletes, 5 Academic All-Americans, and 5 NFL players.
In 2009, the opportunity and challenge to turn around the 1-9 Basel Gladiators put Devan on airplane to Switzerland. As the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, Devan instilled a winning mindset and disciplined defensive scheme. Accompanied by a talented Head Coach, Dwaine Wood, they lead the Gladiators to the 2009 Swiss National Championship. Following the season, Devan was named as the team MVP by players and coaches after coordinating the league’s #1 rated defense.
“He is the best coach I have been around in my 21 years of coaching! He took a defense giving up 40 a game for three years and only allowed 9 a game. He is an educator…step by step. He knows exactly what he wants from his defense and he knows exactly how to get it. He works on the basics. He understands that basics are the key to winning.” – Dwaine Wood