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Mark Stoops      

Head Football Coach of Kentucky Wildcats

During Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops first three years on the job, a construction hard hat has been just as important as helmets are for his players. Since his arrival at kentucky, Stoops has methodically built Wildcat Football on and off the field. After inheriting a program that had produced a 2-10 record the season before his arrival, Stoops has markedly improved the team’s performance. In 2014, UK won five games – more than the previous two seasons combined. The squad also won five games in 2015, including a victory at South Carolina, UK's first SEC road win since 2009, and a win over Missouri, UK's first triumph against a ranked opponent since 2010. Part of the acclaimed Stoops coaching family, he has a history of championship performance as an assistant coach and dramatic improvements during his years as a defensive coordinator at Florida State and Arizona. Stoops also coached on the 2001 National Championship staff at Miami.

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