Enhancing Offensive & Defensive Skills & Football 101 - Rice Univ.by Texas High School Coaches Association
Enhancing Offensive & Defensive Skills & Football 101 - Rice Univ.
Dunlevie Family Head Football Coach Mike Bloomgren enters his third season at Rice looking to build on the momentum of three consecutive wins to close 2019 and a highly successful recruiting effort that saw the Owls sign their highest rated class according to one ranking service.
Bloomgren was named the 19th head football coach at Rice University on December 6, 2017 and immediately turned his focus on instilling the culture of "Intellectual Brutality" that he first conceived while on the staff at Stanford. Part of that effort involved broadening the Owls search for talent to a national scale and in his 2020 team will feature players from 19 states, compared with just six on the roster he inherited. His efforts have also seen the Owls add eight JUCO recruits as well as 13 graduate transfers in his first three years.
Bloomgren came to Rice after seven seasons with the Cardinal, first as the offensive line coach (2011-12) and then assuming the reigns of Stanford's pro style offensive attack in 2013, setting the stage for one of the most successful decades in the program's rich history. Stanford has won eight or more games in each of his seasons and reached the Pac-12 Football Championship four times, winning three titles.
Prior to 2017, Bloomgren had coached 12 NFL Draft selections and 11 All-America selections at Stanford, including 2015 Outland Trophy winner Joshua Garnett and NCAA all-purpose yardage record holder Christian McCaffrey.
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Mike and his wife, Lara, have two sons, Tyler and Parker.