9th Year at OU
The Stoops File
Birthdate: September 9, 1960
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Cardinal Mooney, 1979
College: B.A. in marketing, University of Iowa, 1983
Family: Wife - Carol; Daughter - Mackenize; Twin Sons - Isaac and Drake
Coaching History1999-present - Oklahoma Head Coach
1996-1998 - Florida Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach
1991-1995 - Kansas State Co-Defensive Coordinator
1989- 1990 - Kansas State Defensive Backs Coach
1988 - Kent State Assistant Coach
1985-1987 - Iowa Volunteer Coach
1983-1984 - Iowa Graduate Assistant Coach
Bowl Games as a Coach (14)
1983 Gator (Iowa)
1984 Freedom (Iowa)
1985 Rose (Iowa)
1986 Holiday (Iowa)
1987 Holiday (Iowa)
1993 Copper (Kansas State)
1994 Aloha (Kansas State)
1995 Holiday (Kansas State)
1996 Sugar (Florida)
1997 Florida Citrus (Florida)
1998 Orange (Florida)
1999 Independence (Oklahoma)
2000 Orange (Oklahoma)
2001 Cotton (Oklahoma)
Bowl Games as a Player (2)
1982 Rose (Iowa)
1983 Peach (Iowa)
Coaching AccomplishmentsBob Stoops is the only Sooner head coach to lead his first three squads to bowl berths.
Stoops owns a record of 31-7 at Oklahoma. Only two Sooner coaches reached 30 victories quicker -- Barry Switzer (32 games) and Bud Wilkinson (34 games).
Every home game of Stoops' tenure, 18 in all, has been sold out with an average attendance of 75,081. The listed seating capacity of Memorial Stadium is 72,762.
His teams are 9-1 against top 10-ranked opponents with an average winning margin in those games of 16.0.
Two Sooners have been consensus All-Americans in each of the last two seasons.
In 1996 and 1997, his Florida defense scored eight TDs.
During his final four seasons in Manhattan, Kansas State posted a 35-12 record and played in three bowl games.
He assisted KSU to its first 10-win season with a defense that allowed seven or fewer points in six games, including three shutouts. In 1995, his unit led the nation in total defense (250.8 ypg) with four DBs named All-Big Eight.
He helped Iowa to a 45-15-1 record and five bowl games.
Coaching Honors2001 Hula Bowl Head Coach
2000 Associated Press National Coach of the Year
2000 Football Writers Association of America Coach of the Year
2000 Walter Camp National Coach of the Year
2000 George Munger Award (Maxwell Football Club)
2000 Woody Hayes National Coach of the Year (Touchdown Club of Columbus)
2000 Football News Coach of the Year
2000 Consensus Big 12 Coach of the Year
Accomplishments as a PlayerFour-year starter for the Hawkeyes (1979-82).
Honorable mention All-America honors at defensive back, Iowa's MVP (1982)
Two-time All-Big Ten selection (1979 & 1982)
Finished with 205 tackles and 10 interceptions and was called "the hardest hitter among Iowa defensive backs."