Born: July 9, 1967
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
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High school: Cardinal Mooney
College: Iowa (1989)
Family: Wife, Chantel; sons, Will and Zack
Family ties: Younger brother of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops and Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops
2010-12: Florida State (defensive coordinator and secondary coach)
2004-09: Arizona (defensive coordinator and secondary coach)
2001-03: Miami, Fla. (secondary coach)
2000: Houston (co-defensive coordinator)
1997-99: Wyoming (secondary coach)
1996: South Florida (assistant coach)
1992-95: Nordonia Hills High School in Northfield, Ohio (athletics director, assistant coach)
1990-91: Iowa (graduate assistant)
■ Helped lead Florida State (10-2)to the 2012 ACC title game, where the Seminoles will play Georgia Tech on Saturday.
■ Stoops' Florida State unit is No. 2 in the nation defensively this season, allowing 249.4 yards per game. The Seminoles have allowed 15.1 points per game.
■ The Seminoles ranked No. 108 in total defense before Stoops' arrival. In his first season, 2010, FSU ranked 42nd. Last season Florida State moved up to No. 4.
■ Before going to Florida State, Stoops was defensive coordinator for his older brother Mike at Arizona.
■ Stoops' defense at Arizona ranked 25th nationally in 2009.
■ As secondary coach at Miami, Fla., Stoops' units led the nation in pass defense in 2002 and 2003. The 2001 Hurricanes, who won the national championship, led the nation in pass efficiency defense, scoring defense and turnover margin.
■ Stoops is credited with recruiting and developing several defensive backs who have gone on to NFL careers, including Antoine Cason, Michael Johnson, Philip Buchanon, Kelly Jennings, Brandon Merriweather, Ed Reed, Antrel Rolle, Mike Rumph, Sean Taylor and Brian Lee.
■ Like his brothers, Stoops played collegiately in the secondary at Iowa for Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry.
■ As a player and a coach, he has taken part in 12 bowls and has helped qualify Florida State for another in 2012.
Results of college teams for which Mark Stoops has coached:
Year School W-L
1990 Iowa 8-4 Lost Rose Bowl
1991 Iowa 10-1-1 Tied Holiday Bowl
1996 USF 0-0
1997 Wyoming 7-6
1998 Wyoming 8-3
1999 Wyoming 7-4
2000 Houston 3-8
2001 Miami (Fla.) 12-0 Won Rose Bowl
2002 Miami (Fla.) 12-1 Lost Fiesta Bowl
2003 Miami (Fla.) 11-2 Won Orange Bowl
2004 Arizona 3-8
2005 Arizona 3-8
2006 Arizona 6-6
2007 Arizona 5-7
2008 Arizona 8-5 Won Las Vegas Bowl
2009 Arizona 8-5 Lost Holiday Bowl
2010 Florida State 10-4 Won Chick-fil-A Bowl
2011 Florida State 9-4 Won Champs Sports Bowl
2012 Florida State 10-2