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
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
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)
1999-present - Oklahoma Associate Head Coach and Co-Defensive Coor./DBs
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
1990 - Rose (Iowa)
1991 - Holiday (Iowa)
1993 - Copper (Kansas
1994 - Aloha (Kansas State)
1995 - Holiday (Kansas State)
Cotton (Kansas State)
1997 - Fiesta (Kansas State)
1998 - Alamo (Kansas
1999 - Independence (Oklahoma)
2000 - Orange (Oklahoma)
Bowl Games as a Player (4)
1982 Rose (Iowa)
1983 Gator (Iowa)
1984 Freedom (Iowa)