OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa school board approved the hiring of Brett Doud as the new high school head football coach on Tuesday.
“We are excited to name Brett our head football coach,” Oskaloosa Activities Director Ryan Parker said. “As an alumnus of Oskaloosa, Brett checks many of the boxes that we are looking for. His knowledge of football and love for this football program are things that truly set him apart. I am excited for Brett and his family! He has the ability, energy and drive to continue the excellence of this program.”
Doud, a 2003 Oskaloosa High School graduate, was a 3A first team all-state defensive back for the Indians in 2002-03 and was also the 2003 Shrine Bowl MVP.
After high school, he began his college football career at Iowa State as a preferred walk-on for the Cyclones. Later he transferred to Central College and was four-year starter for the Dutch at defensive back where he still holds records today. Doud most recently has been the Offensive Coordinator for Oskaloosa since 2016.
Doud takes over for former head coach Jake Jenkins, who resigned last month after a report of an unwanted advance toward a former student were shared in a social media post.
"The Oskaloosa football program and all involved have been confronted with an extremely unfortunate situation,” Doud said. “With that said, the only option is to move forward in continued efforts to build the best culture we can for the student athletes within our football program. I am honored to lead the charge as the new head coach in Oskaloosa. Football has always been a sport that brings the community of Oskaloosa together on Friday nights in the fall. I will give my best to continue to carry on the great tradition of Oskaloosa Football and also add to its legacy.”
The Brett Doud era of Oskaloosa football will begin on Aug. 27 in their season opener at Ottumwa.