The coin that is used to determine who wins the toss at Iowa State home football games for the upcoming season will bear the likeness of new Cyclone coach Gene Chizik. A Des Moines area bank is offering a Gene Chizik Commemorative Coin which will go on sale later this month.
Jacquie Holm-Smith, spokeswoman for Community State Bank, says they worked with Cyclone Sports Properties which holds the multi-media rights for ISU athletics on the idea. She says two versions of the coin will be available. One is antique gold, while the other version has red inlaid accents around the border.
Holm-Smith says it’s a way to mark the new season with a new coaching staff, and celebrate the football team as a whole. The coin goes on sale July 16th and will sell for $15. It will be used for the first time on August 30th when the Cyclones open the season against Kent State.