Bob Shoop (born August 18, 1966) is an American football coach and former player who currently serves as safeties coach at the University of Michigan. He has previously served as defensive coordinator at Mississippi State, Tennessee, Penn State, and Vanderbilt. Shoop served as the head football coach at Columbia University from 2003 to 2005.
|Born||August 18, 1966|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1999–2002||Boston College (DB)|
|2007–2010||William & Mary (DC/DB)|
|2014–2015||Penn State (DC/S)|
|2018–2019||Mississippi State (DC/S)|
|Head coaching record|
Shoop is a 1988 graduate of Yale University and both played and coached under Carmen Cozza. In his senior year, he was an honorable mention selection to the 1987 All-Ivy League team. In 1988, and the early part of 1989, Shoop played in the United Kingdom for the Birmingham Bulls.
In 2003, Shoop was hired by Columbia University with the hopes that he would turn around the struggling program. He was fired shortly after the end of the 2005 with a record of 7–23 in his three seasons with the team. His 2005 team went winless in the Ivy League and he never finished above 6th place.
From 2007 to 2010, Shoop served as the defensive coordinator at William & Mary. On January 31, 2011, he was named as the defensive coordinator for the Vanderbilt Commodores, under new head coach James Franklin. He followed Franklin to Penn State to be in the same capacity for the beginning of the 2014 season.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Columbia Lions (Ivy League) (2003–2005)|
- Low, Chris (January 31, 2011). "Franklin announces defensive staff". ESPN. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
- The Tennessean (January 9, 2016). "Vols name Bob Shoop defensive coordinator". The Tennessean. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
- "Joe Moorhead Announces Hiring of Bob Shoop, Marcus Johnson". HailState.com. Mississippi State University Athletics. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
- "Jean-Mary, Shoop Added to Defensive Staff; Harbaugh Named Special Teams Coordinator". MGoBlue.com. Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. Retrieved January 21, 2020.
- "John Shoop Bio". www.purduesports.com. Purdue University. Retrieved December 16, 2013.