Daniel Ifft
Daniel  Ifft

Recruiting Assistant

Alma Mater:
Ball State

Daniel Ifft joined the Minnesota staff as a recruiting assistant in June 2017.

Ifft comes to Minnesota from the private sector, but was previously a member of the football staffs at Michigan and Toldeo. He was also a four-year letterwinner at Ball State.

Ifft was a recruiting assistant at Michigan from 2013-15 and assisted in all phases of recruiting from prospecting to signing day. He managed incoming prospect videos, communicated with high school coaches, developed recruiting materials and planned official and unofficial visits. He also created and maintained the team’s recruiting calendar and worked closely with the compliance office and academics. Ifft also facilitated the walk-on program and worked with transfers.

Ifft was at Toledo from 2011-13 and was an offensive graduate assistant, assisted in recruiting and was also the interim director of football operations from February 2013 to April 2013.

Ifft earned his degree in communication studies in May 2011 from Ball State and his master’s degree in administration from Toledo in 2013. He lettered at Ball State from 2007-10 and in 2010 he was honored with the Ball State University Football Coaches Award and the Mark Hayes Senior Inspiration Award.


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