Rick Stockstill

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Rick Stockstill
Rick Stockstill.jpg
Stockstill in 2012
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Middle Tennessee
Conference C-USA
Record 57–55
Annual salary $281,655 (2009)[1]
Biographical details
Born (1957-12-23) December 23, 1957 (age 57)
Sidney, Ohio
Playing career
1977–1981 Florida State
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1984
1985–1988
1989–1992
1993
1994-1995
1996-1998
1999-2002
2003
2004
2005
2006–present
Bethune-Cookman (OC/QB)
Central Florida (AHC/WR)
Clemson (QB)
Clemson (PGC/QB)
Clemson (Co-OC/WR)
Clemson (WR)
Clemson (WR/RC)
East Carolina (OC/QB)
South Carolina (WR/RC)
South Carolina (TE/RC)
Middle Tennessee
Head coaching record
Overall 57–55
Bowls 1–3
Statistics
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2006 Sun Belt Conference Co-Champion
Awards
2006 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year
2009 Sun Belt Conference Co-Coach of the Year

Rick Stockstill (born December 23, 1957) is an American football head coach for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders football program. He was a Florida State quarterback under coach Bobby Bowden from 1977 to 1981. On December 12, 2005, Stockstill was hired as the 14th head coach of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Rick Stockstill was born in Sidney, Ohio, on December 23, 1957. However, he grew up in Fernandina Beach, Florida. He was inducted into the Fernandina Hall of Fame in 2006. He attended Florida State University and was a three-year letterman there as a quarterback where he was team captain and earned honorable mention All-America honors in 1981 under Coach Bobby Bowden.

Coaching career[edit]

Stockstill served as an assistant at numerous locations for 24 years prior to getting his first head coaching job. He began at Bethune-Cookman as an offensive coordinator and later went on the to coach wide receivers at the University of Central Florida. For the 1989 season, Stockstill began a long stint as a wide receivers and quarterbacks coach with the Clemson Tigers, where he stayed until 2002. He served under coaches Danny Ford, Tommy West and Tommy Bowden while at Clemson. Stockstill also worked under coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier at South Carolina after working one season for East Carolina University as an offensive coordinator.

Middle Tennessee[edit]

In 2006, Stockstill got his first head coaching job at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. In his first season, Stockstill led the Blue Raiders to the program's second bowl game as well as a share of the Sun Belt Conference title. He was later that year named the conference coach of the year. The 2007 and 2008 seasons saw the Blue Raiders take a small step back with back-to-back 5–7 seasons. However, in 2009, Stockstill and the Blue Raiders went 10–3 and won the New Orleans Bowl, which was the second bowl victory in school history. Again, Stockstill was named conference coach of the year for the 2009 season. The Blue Raiders went to another bowl in 2010, and they finished the season 6–7 after losing the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

After the successful 2009 season, he turned down several offers from other schools, including Conference USA's East Carolina[1] and Memphis,[4] citing that it was not the right time to leave the Blue Raiders.[5] Through his six seasons as head coach, he has led the team to three bowl games and has compiled a 35–40 (.467) overall record.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Stockstill and his wife, the former Sara Fleischman, have a son, Brent, and a daughter, Emily. His son Brent was awarded a scholarship to play football at the University of Cincinnati beginning in the fall of 2013 but was released to play under his father at MTSU. He is now a two sport athlete at the university; playing Baseball, as a left handed pitcher, and Football. .[7]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (Sun Belt Conference) (2006–2012)
2006 Middle Tennessee 7–6 6–1 T–1st L Motor City
2007 Middle Tennessee 5–7 4–3 T–2nd
2008 Middle Tennessee 5–7 3–4 T–4th
2009 Middle Tennessee 10–3 7–1 2nd W New Orleans
2010 Middle Tennessee 6–7 5–3 3rd L GoDaddy.com
2011 Middle Tennessee 2–10 1–7 8th
2012 Middle Tennessee 8–4 6–2 T–2nd
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (Conference USA) (2013–present)
2013 Middle Tennessee 8–5 6–2 T–2nd (East) L Armed Forces
2014 Middle Tennessee 6–6 5–3 2nd (East)
Middle Tennessee: 57–55 43–26
Total: 57–55
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl, or College Football Playoff (CFP) game.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Reggie (2010-01-20). "Former Clemson and USC Assistant Stockstill Staying At Middle Tennessee". WLTX. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Stockstill to coach Middle Tennessee". Associated Press (Murfreesboro, TN: ESPN). 2005-12-12. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  3. ^ "MT names Stockstill new Blue Raider Head Football Coach". MT Media Relations. 2005-12-12. Retrieved 2010-01-28. 
  4. ^ Stukenborg, Phil (2009-11-17). "Tigers to talk to MTSU's Rick Stockstill about vacancy". Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  5. ^ "Stockstill stays at MTSU, won't pursue East Carolina opening". Nashville City Paper. 2010-01-19. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Dasher runs and throws for two scores as MTSU wraps up best FBS season". Associated Press (ESPN). 2009-12-20. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  7. ^ Kreager, Tom (5 February 2013). "Siegel QB, son of MTSU coach, to sign with Cincinnati". Murfreesboro (TN) Daily News Journal. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 

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