Stanford’s Bloomgren to Lead Rice Football Program

Rice University has named a new Football Head Coach: former Stanford Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Mike Bloomgren.

In a statement, Owls Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard said of the hire, “The football program is important to our university and this community. Mike Bloomgren is a bright, driven, and relentless coach who fits perfectly with our vision for championships on the field, scholarship in the classroom, and service to others.”

Prior to joining Stanford in 2011, Bloomgren held coaching positions with the New York Jets, Delta State, Catawba College, and Alabama. In a statement, he spoke of the importance of student-athlete success both on the field and in the classroom. “In my seven years at Stanford, I have seen firsthand how elite college athletics and academics can not only coexist, but thrive together,” said Bloomgren. “I want to create an environment at Rice where every player’s dreams are realized on and off the field.”

Rice’s hire of Bloomgreen concludes a busy fortnight for Turnkey, during which the firm also closed NCAA head football coach searches at Nebraska and Ole Miss.

Turnkey has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Current and recent Turnkey clients include the University of Alabama, the Atlanta Hawks, CitiGroup, the University of Denver, Louisiana State University, the University of Michigan, the Milwaukee Brewers, the University of Mississippi, Monumental Sports, the University of Nebraska, the Oakland Raiders, Richard Childress Racing, RocNation, Rutgers University, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Temple University, Ticketmaster, Townsquare Media, the United Center, VStar Entertainment Group, and the Washington Nationals.

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