Being from a family of football players and coaches, Ron Stoops Jr. is known for being the brother of American football coaches, Bob Stoops, Mark Stoops, and Michael Stoops.
Bob Stoops, presently serving as a head coach with the XFL since 2020. He is popularly known by the nickname “Big Game Bob”. He also coached the Dallas Renegades in 2020. He has again signed a contract with Dallas Renegades for 2023.
Ron’s brother Mark Stoops is also an established college football coach and former player, presently serving as the head football coach of the Kentucky Wildcats. His brother Michael Stoops, presently serving as the inside linebackers coach at the University of Kentucky, is also a well-known football coach and former player. Michael was the head football coach at the University of Arizona from 2003 to 2011.
Ron Stoops Jr.’s Family Background
Ron Stoop was born on September 9, 1960, to Ron Sr. and Evelyn “Dee Dee” Stoops as one of their 6 children in Youngstown, Ohio. Ron attended Cardinal Mooney High School from where his brother Bob also graduated in 1978. Ron, along with his brothers Bob Mike, and Mark was coached by their father who was a long-time defensive coordinator at Cardinal Mooney High School. Bob graduated from the same school in 1978. Bob was announced Iowa’s Team MVP in 1982.
Ron’s brother Mark played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes from 1986 to 1988. He was a defensive coordinator for the University of Oklahoma till 2018. Mike Stoops after graduating from the University of Iowa, played as a strong safety for the Hawkeyes from 1982 to 1984 and played with quarterback Chuck Long.
Ron Stoops Jr.’s Career
During his career of around 40 years, Ron’s brother Bob Stoops has served as head coach of several top football teams including the University of Iowa, Kent State University, Kansas State University, and the University of Florida since 1983.
Bob served as the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1999 to 2016 and coached them for a brief period in 2021 during Alamo Bowl. He helped Oklahoma Sooners to set a record of 191–48. In 2001 he led the 2000 Oklahoma Sooners football to cinch the 2001 Orange Bowl (BCS National Championship Game).
Before becoming a full-time football coach, Bob played as a defensive back from 1979 to 1982 at the University of Iowa.
Among several awards and accolades, he received the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award in 2000 and the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in 2000 and 2003. For his outstanding contribution to football, in 2021 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Ron Stoops Jr.’s Family Net Worth
Ron, unlike his brothers, did not intend to make a career in football, as such there is not much known about his career and wealth. Ron’s three brothers Bob, Mark, and Mike, who served as football coaches, have accumulated a handsome amount of wealth. Bob, being the top-paid coach in Division I-A football, has built a net worth of 18 million dollars. He earns an estimated salary of 5 million dollars per year. Bob received a “longevity bonus” of 3 million dollars in 2008, making his total salary for the year 6.1 million dollars. According to USA Today, as of 2021, Mark earned a salary of 5.25 million dollars, with an annual increase of 250,000 per season.