Cardinal Mooney Bulletin for January 25, 2021
Notes From The Athletic Office
We would like to congratulate Bob Stoops for his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bob was a 1978 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School and the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1999 until he announced his retirement June 7, 2017. During the 2000 season, Stoops led the Sooners to an Orange Bowl victory and a national championship. Stoops most recently served as head coach and general manager of the Dallas Renegades. Prior to coaching at Oklahoma, Stoops held various coordinator and position-coach posts at Iowa, Kansas State, and Florida. Stoops was awarded the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award in 2000 and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in 2000 and 2003.
Bob Stoops is one of six children born to Ron Sr. and Evelyn “Dee Dee” Stoops in Youngstown, Ohio. Ron Sr. was the long-time defensive coordinator of the Cardinal Mooney football team. Bob and his three brothers, Ron Jr., Mike, and Mark were all coached by Ron Sr. at Mooney.
Stoops was a four-year starter, and one-time All-Big Ten selection at defensive back at the University of Iowa. He was named Iowa’s Team MVP in 1982. Bob and the entire Stoops family have been great supporters of Cardinal Mooney High School. It is a tremendous achievement and one that brings a great deal of joy and pride to the entire Mooney Family.