Mike Bloomgren - Rice Football Staff - Pass Pro Fundamentalsby Texas High School Coaches Association
Lecture delivered at THSCA Coaching School 2023 - Houston, TX
Mike Bloomgren, Sanders Davis, John Settle, Lucas Reed - Rice University
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 his 2022 team features players from 22 states, compared with just six on the roster he inherited. 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 won eight or more games in each of his seasons and reached the Pac-12 Football Championship four times, winning three titles. Individual honors are closely tied to Bloomgren. He has earned recognition for both his coaching and recruiting prowess. Rivals.com named Bloomgren one of its 2014 National Recruiters of the Year -- the latest such honor that began in 2012 when ESPN recognized him as its Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year. Rivals.com tabbed Bloomgren as one of the nation’s top-25 recruiters in 2016. FootballScoop.com named Bloomgren its 2013 Offensive Line Coach of the Year following two years of eye-opening accomplishments. A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Mike and his wife, Lara, have two sons, Tyler and Parker.