Bob Shoop came to BC in the spring of 1999 as defensive backfield coach after a one-year stint at the U.S. Military Academy as defensive backs coach. Shoop has coached in three bowl games — the 2000 Aloha Bowl, the 1999 Insight.com Bowl at BC and the 1991 Sugar Bowl with Virginia.
Prior to coming to BC, Shoop served as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Villanova University in 1997. That year, Villanova won the Atlantic 10 Conference title and was named Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Team of the Year.
Shoop was defensive coordinator/special teams coordinator/recruiting coordinator/defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Yale, from 1994-96. While he was defensive coordinator there, Yale led the Ivy League in passing yards defense (1996) and registered five defensive touchdowns. The 1995 Yale team ranked first in the Ivy League, holding opponents to a 44 percent passing rate. The 1994 Yale defense led the Ivy League in interceptions.
Shoop also served as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Northeastern University (1991-93). The Northeastern defense was second in the Yankee Conference in interceptions (19) for the 1993 season. He served as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Virginia (1990), which played in the Sugar Bowl that season.
Shoop is a 1988 graduate of Yale, where he was a three-year football letterman as a wide receiver and a four-year letterman in baseball. He won Yale’s Robert Gardner Anderson Award for team spirit, dedication and leadership in 1987. He served as captain of the baseball team and won the Ducky Pond Award for pitching excellence.
A native of Pittsburgh, Shoop and his wife, Maura, have two sons, Tyler (4) and Jay (2). They reside in Framingham.
The Shoop File
Came to Boston College from: United States Military Academy
|1999- ||Boston College (defensive
|1998 ||US Military Academy (defensive
|1997 ||Villanova University (defensive
coordinator/defensive backs) |
|1994-96 ||Yale University
special teams coordinator/recruiting
|1991-93 ||Northeastern University (defensive
backs/special teams coordinator) |
|1990 ||University of Virginia (graduate
|1989 ||Yale University (receivers
Bowl Games as a Coach:
|2000 ||Aloha Bowl (BC) |
|1999 ||Insight.com Bowl (BC) |
|1991 ||Sugar Bowl
- 1997 Villanova team won the Atlantic 10 title and named ECAC Team of the Year
- As defensive coordinator at Yale, team led Ivy League in passing yards defense in 1996 and registered five defensive touchdowns
- 1995 Yale team ranked first in the Ivy League, holding opponents to 44 percent passing rate
- While at Yale in 1994, the defense led Ivy League in interceptions
- The 1993 Northeastern defense was second in the Yankee Conference in interceptions (19)
- 1989 Yale team won Ivy League championship
- 1984-87: Yale University (wide receiver)
- An accomplished athlete in two sports at Yale
- Three-year football letterman at Yale (1985-87) at the wide receiver position
- Won the Robert Gardner Anderson Award for team spirit, dedication and leadership in 1987
- Four-year letterman in baseball that earned All-Ivy honors
- Served as captain of the baseball team and won the Ducky Pond Award for pitching excellence
Professional Players Coached:
- Kenny Dale Rowland (Army)
- Jason Tenner (Villanova)
- Pedro Cirino (Boston College)
Full name: Robert H. Shoop III
Birthdate: August 18, 1966
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Current Residence: Framingham, Mass.
Marital Status: Married to the former Maura Stewart
Children: Tyler (4), Jay (2)
1988 BA (Economics) Yale University
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