Stoops at his introduction as the Kentucky head football coach on December 2, 2012.
July 9, 1967 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Nordonia HS (OH) (DB)
South Florida (DB)
Miami (FL) (DB)
Florida State (DC/DB)
|Head coaching record|
Mark Stoops (born July 9, 1967) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at the University of Kentucky, a position he assumed in November 2012. Stoops previously served as defensive coordinator at the University of Arizona from 2004 to 2009, and Florida State University from 2010 to 2012.
Stoops, one of six children born to Ron and Evelyn "Dee Dee" Stoops, attended Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio, where his father was an assistant coach and defensive coordinator. He is a brother of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops and former Arizona head coach Mike Stoops, currently the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma.
At Wyoming he served under head coach Dana Dimel. When Dimel was hired at the University of Houston, he took Stoops with him to join the Cougars as co-defensive coordinator (along with Dick Bumpas) and safeties coach in 2000.
On December 11, 2009, Stoops accepted the job as defensive coordinator at Florida State University.
Head coaching record
|Kentucky Wildcats (Southeastern Conference) (2013–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
Stoops is the younger brother of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, former Arizona head coach and current Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, and Ron, Jr., the oldest of the brothers, who is an assistant coach at Youngstown State.
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