Big Ten Conference
| Birmingham Bulls|
| Defensive coordinator
August 18, 1966 (age 49)
Oakmont, Pennsylvania (1966-08-18)
Penn State Nittany Lions football
John Donovan, James Franklin, John Shoop
Bob Shoop Wikipedia
Bob Shoop (born August 18, 1966) is an American college football coach and former player. Shoop also played baseball as an undergraduate at Yale University. He currently serves as the defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Volunteers. He was offered the opportunity to join the staff at Tennessee based on the performance of the defenses he coached at Vanderbilt and Penn State. Shoop served as the head football coach at Columbia University from 2003 to 2005.
Shoop is a 1988 graduate of Yale University and both played and coached under Carmen Cozza. In his senior year, he was an honorable mention selection to the 1987 All-Ivy League team. In 1988, and the early part of 1989, Shoop played in the United Kingdom for the Birmingham Bulls.
Shoop pitched for the Yale Bulldogs baseball team. He earned four varsity letters and won twice the Raymond W. (Ducky) Pond Pitching Award Award for outstanding pitching.
He served as an assistant coach at Yale and as defensive coordinator from 1994 to 1996. He was hired by Tom O'Brien at Boston College in 1999.
In 2003, Shoop was hired by Columbia University with the hopes that he would turn around the struggling program. He was fired shortly after the end of the 2005 with a record of 7–23 in his three seasons with the team. His 2005 team went winless in the Ivy League and he never finished above 6th place.
From 2007 to 2010, Shoop served as the defensive coordinator at William & Mary. On January 31, 2011, he was named as the defensive coordinator for the Vanderbilt Commodores, under new head coach James Franklin. He followed Franklin to Penn State to be in the same capacity for the beginning of the 2014 season.
On January 9, 2016, Shoop was announced as the defensive coordinator for the Tennessee Volunteers.
Bob's brother, John Shoop, is a former offensive coordinator for Purdue University.
Assistant coaches under Bob Shoop who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:Rich Skrosky: Elon (2014–2016)