AT A GLANCE



AT A GLANCE
Mark Stoops
School: Miami.Responsibilities: Defensive Backs Coach.Age: 35 (July 9, 1967).Education: Cardinal Mooney High, University of Iowa.Personal: Married to Chantel in July 2002.Coaching background: University of Iowa, graduate assistant, 1989-91; Nordonia High, defensive backs, 1992-96; University of South Florida, defensive backs, 1996; University of Wyoming, defensive backs, 1997-99; University of Houston, co-defensive coordinator/safeties, 2000; Miami University, defensive backs, 2001-02.Bowl games as a coach: 1991 Rose Bowl (Iowa); 1991 Holiday Bowl (Iowa); 2002 Rose Bowl (Miami); 2003 Fiesta Bowl (Miami).Bowl games as a player: 1986 Rose Bowl, 1986 Holiday Bowl, 1987 Holiday Bowl, 1988 Peach Bowl.Coaching accomplishments: Coached the 2002 Miami secondary that led the nation in pass defense and pass efficiency defense despite having to replace its top five players from the previous season; coached the 2001 Miami secondary that helped the 'Canes lead the nation in scoring defense, pass efficiency defense and turnover margin, intercepting a school-record 27 passes on the way to the national championship; led a 2001 Miami secondary that produced three first round NFL Draft picks and four draftees overall; 1998 Wyoming secondary helped Cowboys rank 28th in scoring defense; coached 1997 consensus All-America free safety Brian Lee at Wyoming; 1997 Wyoming secondary ranked sixth in passing defense (95 yards per game) and intercepted school-record 24 passes.Honors as a player: Three-year letterman at Iowa (1986-88); finished career with almost 100 tackles and two interceptions.
-- Miami sports information

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