Personally I have always thought Bob Stoops was a good coach. He is a well liked and respectable guy, IMO.
OT- Bob Stoops' coaching tree
I thought the same thing until I saw Oklahoma's graduation rate -- 44%?
Wow I guess I didn't know that. So it seems like he may focus more on being an athlete than a student athlete.
Michigan comes in at 72% for football.
Sparty comes in at a lowly 55%.
I'm not sure if you saw the piece on ESPN Gameday on Saturday, but they linked the Stoops, Pelini, and Tressel back to their days at Youngstown State. In my opinion, this is an amazing fact - that all of these arguably great coaches got their starts at Youngstown State.
Then I saw your graphic, which whetted my appetite. So, thanks.
churns out douchebag coaches like Bret Bielema, Jim Levitt, and Mark Mangino.
Which is odd since Snyder looks like a milquetoast, mild-mannered accountant whose favorite time of the year is dressing up as Santa Claus at his church.
that. I think the figure they mentioned was 15% of all coaches in D-1 A (?) were from Youngstown, OH!
While the Stoops and Pelinis grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, none of them have any connection to Youngstown State, at least according to their Wikipedia bios. Regardless, it's still an impressive list of coaches to come out of that city, and Cardinal Mooney High School.
I have high hopes for Ray Vinopal!
as a resident, gotta I love it. You can add Bob Davie and Mark Mangino to the list, as they both attended Youngstown State.
At Florida State
Wasn't the old USF coach somehow connected to stoops? If so, that is an interesting connection between all the coaches to recently get fired for some type of player abuse.
Wiki says they were co-DCs at Kansas State 92-95.
Go up a branch and Bill Snyder had almost all if these guys at K State during their run in the 90's. He had a crazy good staff.
Sorry a bit behind on my Snyder post.
has good players like Michael Bishop and Darren Sproles.
My understanding is that Snyder's coaching tree starts with Hayden Fry, under whom Snyder got his start. Fry's coaching tree is truly impressive.
Former Fry assistants or players who have taken over Division I-A college football programs include:
- Kirk Ferentz, Iowa, 1999–present
- Bob Stoops, Oklahoma, 1999–present
- Mike Stoops, Arizona, 2004–present
- Bill Snyder, Kansas State, 1989–2005, 2009–present
- Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin, 1990–2005
- Bret Bielema, Wisconsin, 2006–present
- Dan McCarney, Iowa State, 1995–2006
- Chuck Long, San Diego State, 2006–2008
- Jim Leavitt, South Florida, 1996–2009
- Bo Pelini, Nebraska, 2008–present
Long is really the only true 100% bust in the group. McCarney had a couple of decent years at ISU, and beat Iowa a few times in the process.
One of the things that gives me pause about RR is the fact that he's been a D1A head coach for 10 years, and I'm not aware of any of his assistants getting a HC gig on their own; I don't really count Opie Stewart in there. Virtually all of the truly top-notch college coaches spawn other coaches; within Bo's first ten years, he had five or six guys go on to HC jobs. Young, Stobart, Maloney, Uzelac, Moeller, and Smith come to mind.
Leach is off the Mumme tree and as mentioned earlier a lot of those guys are from Bill Snyder's program.
And as painful as this is to mention, check the Woody Hayes tree.
I've always been impressed by Mike Holmgren's 1992 Green Bay staff - some good (and mediocre) future head coaches on that staff: Steve Mariucci, Jon Gruden, Andy Reid, Ray Rhodes,and Dick Jauron all went on to be head coaches. I guess you could always link them all the way back to Bill Walsh as well. Plus the picture is awesome...
Mike Leach- HC Texas Tech
Mark Mangino- HC Kansas
Chuck Long- HC San Diego State
None of these are head coaches anymore. Are they really that good?