Presided over a pass defense that ranked second in the Big 12, allowing 206.1 ypg in 2012. DBs Aaron Colvin and Tony Jefferson were both named All-Big 12 First Team.
Has coached 28 NFL Draft picks while players under his direction have combined for 11 national awards, 12 All-America honors, 31 All-Conference honors and 35 Academic All-Conference honors.
Is the only coach to have an athlete win both the Nagurski Award (best defensive player) and the Thorpe Award (best defensive back) in the same season and has done so twice with Roy Williams (2001) and Derrick Strait (2003).
In his first stint at Oklahoma (1999-2003), four of his five defenses finished seventh or better nationally in scoring defense and in the top 10 for total defense.
As head coach at Arizona, guided the Wildcats to a school-record three consecutive bowl games in the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons. His 2010 squad reached Arizona's highest regular-season ranking, No. 9, in the last 13 years while his 2009 team finished second in the Pac 10, its highest finish in 13 seasons.
Had nine wins over nationally-ranked opponents and defeated a ranked team in each of his first seven seasons at Arizona.
Established 84 Arizona program records under his watch.
The 2003 Sooners' defense under Stoops ranked No. 3 nationally in total defense, No. 2 in pass defense, No. 5 in scoring defense, No. 5 in turnover margin and No. 20 in rushing defense.
In 2002, OU was No. 6 nationally in scoring defense, No. 9 in pass efficiency defense, No. 10 in total defense, No. 14 in rushing defense and No. 25 in passing defense.
In 2001, OU ranked No. 4 nationally in scoring and total defense, No. 5 in pass efficiency defense, No. 10 in takeaways, No. 7 in rushing defense and No. 11 in passing defense.
The 2000 Oklahoma defense was No. 2 in pass efficiency defense, No. 5 in turnovers gained, No. 7 in scoring defense, No. 8 in total defense, No. 9 in passing defense and No. 23 in rushing defense.
Juron Criner (Arizona), Raiders
Nick Foles (Arizona), Eagles
Trevin Wade (Arizona), Browns
Brooks Reed (Arizona), Texans, 2010 All-Pac 10
Ricky Elmore (Arizona), 49ers
D'Aundre Reed (Arizona), Vikings
Chris Gronkowski (Arizona), Colts
Rob Gronkowski (Arizona), Patriots
Earl Mitchell (Arizona), Texans
Colin Baxter (Arizona), Chargers
Ebon Britton (Arizona), Jaguars
Mike Thomas (Arizona), Jaguars
Antoine Cason (Arizona), Chargers, 2007 Jim Thorpe Award winner, 2007 All-American
Spencer Larsen (Arizona), Broncos
Lionel Dotson (Arizona), Bills
Nate Ness (Arizona), Rams
Nick Folk (Arizona), Jets
Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma), 2003 All-American
Derrick Strait (Oklahoma), 2003 Thorpe Award winner, 2003 Nagurski Award winner, 2003 All-American
Roy Williams (Oklahoma), 2001 Thorpe Award winner, 2003 Nagurski Award winner, 2001 All-American
Brandon Everage (Oklahoma), 2001 All-American
J.T. Thatcher (Oklahoma), 2000 All-American, 2000 Mosi Tatupu Award Winner
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER
Earned All-American at Iowa as DB (1984)
Two-Time All-Big 10 (1983, 1984)
Led Big 10 in Interceptions (1983)
Played in four bowl games at Iowa: 1982 Rose, 1982 Peach, 1983 Gator and 1984 Freedom.