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Mike Gundy, a four-year starting quarterback at Oklahoma State who still figures prominently in the Cowboys' record book.

Mike Gundy, a four-year starting quarterback at Oklahoma State who still figures prominently in the Cowboys' record book, is in his fourth season on the Maryland coaching staff and his first as passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach.

Gundy, who tutored the wide receivers his first three seasons on the staff, is returning to his natural coaching position. A record-setting quarterback during his playing days at Oklahoma State, Gundy coordinated the passing game and coached quarterbacks at Baylor and was quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State.

For the past three seasons, Gundy has overseen the development of a young and emerging wide receiver corps which returns three of its top four wideouts from 1999.

Prior to his arrival in College Park, Gundy spent one season as an assistant coach at Baylor (1996) and six seasons as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State (1990-95). At Baylor, Gundy was the Bears' passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach; at Oklahoma State, he started out as wide receivers coach, took over as quarterbacks coach in 1992, and was elevated to offensive coordinator in 1994.

During his four seasons as a starting QB at Oklahoma State (1986-89), Gundy established most major school passing records and finished his career as the Big Eight's all-time leader in total offense. A three-year team captain, Gundy led the Cowboys to a cumulative record of 29-14 as a starter. Major school records set by Gundy included passing yards in a game (429) and season (2,203); career (58.3 percent) and season (64.8 percent) completion percentage; and completions in a game (27) and season (170).

Gundy, who shared the same backfield with two of football's greatest tailbacks (Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas), helped lead the Cowboys to back-to-back 10-2 seasons in 1987 and '88. Oklahoma State defeated West Virginia in the '87 Sun Bowl and Wyoming in the '88 Holiday Bowl. He ranked second nationally in passing efficiency in '88. That same year, Oklahoma State led the nation in touchdowns (70) and points scored (522). Gundy was selected to play in the 1990 Japan Bowl following his senior season.

The 33-year-old Gundy and his wife, Kristen, have one son, Gavin. Gundy's brother, Cale, was a four-year starting quarterback at Oklahoma.


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