John Shoop

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John Shoop
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Offensive Coordinator
Team Purdue
Conference Big Ten
Annual salary $400,000[1]
Biographical details
Born (1969-08-01) August 1, 1969 (age 44)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Alma mater University of the South
Playing career
1987-1990 South
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991
1992-1994
1995–1996
1997–1998
1999–2000
2001–2003
2004
2005
2006
2007–2011
2013-present
Dartmouth (VQB)
Vanderbilt (GA)
Carolina Panthers (OQC)
Carolina Panthers (QB)
Chicago Bears (QB)
Chicago Bears (OC)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
Oakland Raiders (QB)
Oakland Raiders (TE)
North Carolina (OC)
Purdue (OC)

John Shoop (born August 1, 1969, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football coach who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Purdue Boilermakers football team. He has coached in the National Football League and at the collegiate level. He formerly served as the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Early life[edit]

Growing up in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, Shoop played quarterback in high school, earning a scholarship to continue his football career at The University of the South. Shoop was a member of the Tigers football team from 1987-90, starting from 1988-90.[2] As a senior captain in 1990, Shoop lead the Tigers to a Collegiate Athletic Conference title.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Shoop began his coaching career as a volunteer Quarterbacks Coach at Dartmouth College in 1991. He served as a Graduate Assistant at Vanderbilt University from 1992–94, where he earned a Master of Education degree from Vanderbilt’s Peabody School of Education. A native of Oakmont, Pennsylvania, Shoop graduated from the University of the South in 1991, where he played quarterback.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Shoop spent four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, where he began his NFL coaching career at the age of 25. Shoop was an Offensive Quality Control Assistant for the Panthers in 1995-96. He served as Quarterbacks Coach for Carolina from 1997-98.

Chicago Bears[edit]

He worked five seasons (1999–2003) for the Chicago Bears under head coach Dick Jauron.[4] He served as the Quarterbacks Coach in 1999 and 2000. He was named Offensive Coordinator for the last four games of the 2000 season. He spent the next three seasons as the Offensive Coordinator (2001–03).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Shoop was Quarterbacks Coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 under head coach Jon Gruden.[4]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Shoop then coached for the Oakland Raiders where he served as Quarterbacks Coach in 2005, the Tight Ends Coach in 2006, and as Offensive Coordinator for the final five games of the 2006 season.[5]

North Carolina[edit]

In January 2007, Shoop left the Raiders to become the Offensive Coordinator of the North Carolina Tar Heels football team.[6]

Purdue[edit]

On January 24, 2013, Purdue University head football coach, Darrell Hazell hired Shoop to be the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach for the Boilermakers football team after taking a year off from coaching.[7] Purdue's offensive struggled in 2013, as Purdue was shut out in back-to-back games for the first time in 60 years, and struggled to reach 300 yards of total offense on a weekly basis.[8]

Personal[edit]

John's brother, Bob Shoop is currently the defensive coordinator for the Vanderbilt Commodores football team.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Carmin. "Where Purdue football assistants salaries rank". www.jconline.com. Gannett. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Melissa Isaacson (December 17, 2000). "Bears Interim Offensive Coordinator John Shoop Brings An Exhausting Work Ethic To His Job.". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Clayton Felts. "2012 Sewanee Football Fact Book". www.sewaneeathletics.com. Sewanee: The University of the South. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Browns Notebook: Rookie Little getting early opportunity". Canton Repository. 31 July 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Shoop to call offensive plays for Raiders". ESPN. November 29, 2006. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Shoop leaves Raiders to join Davis' staff at UNC". www.espn.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. January 12, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Purdue hires former Bears OC Shoop". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. January 26, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ Mike Carmin (November 7, 2013). "Purdue’s offensive struggles reaching historic proportions". www.indystar.com. Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Bob Shoop Bio". www.vucommodores.com. Vanderbilt University. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Gary Crowton
Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinators
2001-2003
Succeeded by
Terry Shea
Preceded by
Tom Walsh
Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinators
November 28, 2006-January 12, 2007
Succeeded by
Greg Knapp
Preceded by
Frank Cignetti
North Carolina Tar Heels Offensive Coordinators
January 12, 2007-2011
Succeeded by
Blake Anderson
Preceded by
Gary Nord
Purdue Offensive Coordinators
2013-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent