Fourth Year at Arizona
19 Years in Coaching
His presence on the staff gives UA two regarded experts ?- he and brother Mike -- in defensive secondary schematics and has helped transform the unit into a team strength. Mark brings 15 years’ experience working with defensive backs to the staff’s strategic planning.
Stoops, 39, was defensive backs coach for the Miami Hurricanes from 2001-2003. He also has experience as a co-defensive coordinator at
?* Coached safety Darrell Brooks to first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors and Ronnie Lott Trophy semi-final status in 2005, and positioned the graduate for strong consideration in the 2006 NFL draft.
?* Developed freshmen cornerbacks into 11-game starters who each earned post-season honors for their play at UA in 2004, then ramped up their play with every snap in the 2005 season. Antoine Cason
earned second-team All-Pac-10 citation and is poised for a final two years of note, along with Wilrey Fontenot.
?* Safety Michael Johnson earned Pac-10 and national player of the week honors after his three interception game in UA victory at
?* Pass-oriented Pac-10 teams averaged only 225 yards through the air against
?* Helped develop cornerback Antrel Rolle, a 2005 first-round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals.
?* Helped develop safety Sean Taylor, a 2004 first-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins, and seventh-round pick, cornerback Alfonso Marshall by the Chicago Bears.
?* The 2003 Miami defense with Stoops on staff finished first in Division I-A in pass defense, second in total defense, fourth in scoring defense and fourth in pass efficiency defense.
?* Coached junior safety Sean Taylor, the nation’s leader with 10 interceptions in 12 games, who spearheaded a unit that had 21 total to rate sixth nationally. The 2003 ?'Canes rated 14th nationally with 31 turnovers gained.
?* Stoops’ 2002 Miami secondary led NCAA Division I-A in passing defense, allowing only 119.7 yards per game, and led the nation in pass efficiency defense with a sparkling 83.91 rating after four new starters replaced the top-five players from the previous season. The 2002 UM secondary tied an NCAA record by allowing only 9.5 yards per completion.
?* Helped develop defensive backs Phillip Buchanon, Edward Reed and Mike Rumph, all taken in the first round of the 2002 NFL draft ?- the first time three DBs from the same school were drafted in the top round.
?* Stoops’ 2001 secondary spearheaded a defense that helped the Hurricanes win their fifth national championship.
?* Stoops coached consensus All-Americans in
?* His 1998
?* Stoops played on four Iowa teams that played in bowl games, and he attended bowl games while his brother, Mike, was a graduate or volunteer assistant on Hayden Fry’s staff ?- the 1986 Rose, 1986 Holiday, 1987 Holiday and 1988 Peach Bowls.
Mark Stoops’ Coaching history
1990 Graduate assistant coach Iowa (8-4)
1991 Graduate assistant coach Iowa (10-2)
1992 Athletics Director/def. backs Nordonia Hills H.S.
1993 Athletics Director/def. backs Nordonia Hills H.S.
1994 Athletics Director/def. backs Nordonia Hills H.S.
1995 Athletics Director/def. backs Nordonia Hills H.S.
1996 Assistant coach/def. backs South Florida
1997 Assistant coach/def. backs Wyoming (7-6)
1998 Assistant coach/def. backs Wyoming (8-3)
1999 Assistant coach/def. backs Wyoming (7-4)
2000 Co-defensive coordinator/DBs Houston (3-8)
2001 Assistant coach/def. backs Miami (12-0)
2002 Assistant coach/def.backs Miami (12-1)
2003 Assistant coach/def. backs Miami (11-2)
2004 Defensive coordinator, secondary coach Arizona (3-8)
2005 Defensive coordinator, secondary coach Arizona (3-8)
2006 Defensive coordinator, secondary coach Arizona (6-6)
Mark Stoops in Bowl Games
1986 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. Iowa player
1986 Holiday Bowl, San Diego Iowa player
1987 Holiday Bowl, San Diego Iowa player
1988 Peach Bowl, Atlanta Iowa player
1991 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. Iowa grad. assistant
1991 Holiday Bowl, San Diego Iowa grad. assistant
2002 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. Miami assistant
2003 Fiesta Bowl, Tempe, Ariz. Miami assistant
2004 Orange Bowl, Miami Miami assistant
Mark Stoops’ All-Americans & NFL Athletes
FS Darrell Brooks (Arizona) - Dallas Cowboys camp 2006
FS Brian Lee (Wyoming) - New England Patriots 98
DB Trent Gamble (Wyoming) - Miami Dolphins 2000
CB Phillip Buchanon (Miami) - Oakland Raiders ?'02
DB Markese Fitzgerald (Miami) - Dallas Cowboys ?'02
S James Lewis (Miami) - Indianapolis Colts ?'02
DB Edward Reed (Miami) - Baltimore Ravens ?'02
DB Mike Rumph (Miami) - San Francisco 49ers ?'02
CB Alfonso Marshall (Miami) - Chicago Bears ?'04
S Sean Taylor (Miami) - Washington Redskins ?'04
CB Antrel Rolle - Arizona Cardinals '04
The Mark Stoops File
Birthdate: July 9, 1967, Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Cardinal Mooney High School, Youngstown, Ohio
College: University of Iowa, 1989
Family: Married to the former Chantel Saner, infant son William Thomas
Playing Experience: University of Iowa, safety, 1986-88
Recruiting Areas: Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Nevada