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Bob Shoop
Bob  Shoop

Oakmont, Pa.

Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach

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Bob Shoop brings 25 years of collegiate coaching experience back to his home state as the Nittany Lions' defensive coordinator and safeties coach. A native of Oakmont, Pa., Shoop was the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Vanderbilt the past three years, directing the Commodores to Top 25 finishes in total defense every season: 18th (2011), 19th (2012) and 23rd (2013). Shoop's defense forced 30 turnovers last season, tied for 10th nationally, including 24 over the final eight games, boosting VU to a 6-2 finish. The Commodores won their last five games in 2013, allowing 15.6 ppg during the streak. His 2012 unit held opponents to just 18.7 points per game, the lowest by a VU squad since 1997, and ranked in the Top 15 nationally in pass and scoring defense. Shoop helped mentor cornerback Casey Heyward, who grabbed seven interceptions in 2011 and is tied for the Vanderbilt career record with 15 interceptions, earn All-America and All-SEC honors as a senior. He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and led all rookies with six interceptions. Shoop also has coached at William & Mary (2007-10), Massachusetts (2006), Columbia (2003-05), Boston College (1999-2002), Army (1998), Villanova (1997), Yale (1989, 1994-96), Northeastern (1991-93) and Virginia (1990). Shoop was a wide receiver at Yale, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1988 after earning honorable mention All-Ivy League accolades in 1987. Shoop was a three-sport standout at Riverview High School and is a member of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

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Hometown: Oakmont, Pa.

Alma Mater: Yale
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Family: wife, Maura; two sons, Tyler and Jay

Coaching Career
2014-current - Penn State (defensive coordinator/safeties)

2011-13 - Vanderbilt (defensive coordinator/safeties)
2007-10 - William & Mary (defensive coordinator, secondary)

2006 - University of Massachusetts (defensive backs)

2003-05 - Columbia (head coach)

1999-2002 - Boston College (defensive secondary)

1998 - Army (defensive secondary)

1997 - Villanova (defensive coordinator)
1994-96 - Yale (defensive coordinator)

1991-93 - Northeastern (defensive backs)

1990 - Virginia (graduate assistant)

1989 - Yale (graduate assistant)

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