Mike Stoops Profile

Arizona's new head coach Mike Stoops has coached at some of the nations top programs including Kansas State and Oklahoma. He also played in a Rose Bowl while at Iowa. Here is his bio from <I>SoonerSports.com</I> the official site of the Oklahoma athletic department.

The Mike Stoops File

  • Birthdate: Dec. 13, 1962
  • Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
  • High School : Cardinal Mooney High School
  • College: University of Iowa (1984)
  • Family: Wife, Nicole, and daughter, Peyton
  • Coaching Accomplishments

  • Was a finalist for the 2001 AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year Award.
  • His 2001 defense was dominant. The Sooners ranked No. 4 nationally in scoring defense, No. 4 in total defense, No. 5 in pass efficiency defense, No. 7 in rushing defense and No. 11 in passing defense.
  • OU also ranked No. 6 nationally in turnovers gained and had totaled 33 takeaways in each of the last two seasons.
  • Two of the five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award, Rocky Calmus and Roy Williams, played on the OU defense as did a total of seven players who earned All-Big 12 recognition.
  • Three Sooner opponents -- Texas Tech (9), Arkansas (6) and Texas A&M (5) -- fell shy of 10 first downs.
  • In 1997, Kansas State?s defense stood fourth and fifth in the nation in total defense and pass efficiency defense, respectively.
  • With Stoops at the helm, KSU was one of only four schools to rank among the Top 10 nationally for every major defensive category in 1998.
  • Played with the NFL's Chicago Bears and the Arena Football League's Pittsburgh Gladiators.

    Accomplishments as a Player

  • All-American defensive back in 1984
  • Two-time All-Big Ten selection (1983 & 1984)
  • Led the Big Ten in interceptions (1983)

    Coaching Experience

  • 1999-present - Oklahoma Associate Head Coach and Co-Defensive Coor./DBs Coach
  • 1998 - Kansas State Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coor./DBs Coach
  • 1997 - Kansas State Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach
  • 1996 - Kansas State Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Ends Coach
  • 1992-1995 - Kansas State Defensive Ends Coach
  • 1988-1991 - Iowa Volunteer Assistant Coach (linebackers/defensive backs)
  • 1986-1987 - Iowa Graduate Assistant Coach

    Bowl Games as a Coach (14)
    1987 - Holiday (Iowa)
    1988 - Peach (Iowa)
    1990 - Rose (Iowa)
    1991 - Holiday (Iowa)
    1993 - Copper (Kansas State)
    1994 - Aloha (Kansas State)
    1995 - Holiday (Kansas State)
    1996 - Cotton (Kansas State)
    1997 - Fiesta (Kansas State)
    1998 - Alamo (Kansas State)
    1999 - Independence (Oklahoma)
    2000 - Orange (Oklahoma)
    2001 - Cotton (Oklahoma)

    Bowl Games as a Player (4)
    1982 Rose (Iowa)
    1982 Peach (Iowa)
    1983 Gator (Iowa)
    1984 Freedom (Iowa)


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