Mike Bloomgren is in his third season at Stanford and first as the Andrew Luck Director of Offense. Bloomgren serves as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Bloomgren joined the Cardinal staff as offensive line coach and run game coordinator in 2011 after spending four seasons with the New York Jets, where he served as assistant offensive coordinator (2010), offensive assistant (2009) and offensive quality control coach (2007-08).
Records and recognition have corresponded with Bloomgren’s tenure on The Farm. Four of Bloomgren’s five starting offensive linemen earned All-Pac-12 honors in 2012, including first-teamer David Yankey. Yankey was the winner of the league’s 2012 Morris Trophy, given to most outstanding lineman in the Pac-12, as voted by the league’s defensive linemen. The Consensus All-American was Stanford’s first winner of the award since 2002, and moved to left tackle after starting 13 games in 2011 at left guard.
The Cardinal offensive line afforded 200-plus yards rushing in six games during the 2012 season, paving the way for record-breaking running back Stepfan Taylor. The Doak Walker Award semifinalist produced the best season of his career (109.29 yards/game) behind the most inexperienced offensive line of his career. Stanford’s 37 combined career offensive line starts coming into 2012 ranked 103rd in the FBS.
Bloomgren’s work with the offensive line in 2011, which included three first-year starters, played a pivotal role in providing protection for Heisman finalist Andrew Luck to complete over 70 percent of his passes and throw a school-record 37 touchdowns, in addition to compiling the third-highest rushing total in school annals. Stanford’s ground game keyed an offense that ranked seventh nationally in scoring average at 43.2 points/game and eighth in total offense at 489.3 yards/game.
Right guard David DeCastro was a unanimous 2011 All-America selection and finalist for the Outland Trophy under Bloomgren’s watch, while left tackle Jonathan Martin earned first team Walter Camp Football Foundation and American Football Coaches Association All-America honors. Martin was also a finalist for the Lombardi Award, awarded to the nation’s top college lineman or linebacker each year. Additionally, Yankey and Cameron Fleming were all-conference honorable mention selections in their first seasons of collegiate competition.
As run game coordinator, Bloomgren’s play calling and schemes aided Stanford’s single-game rushing record of 446 yards in 2011 against No. 25 Washington. Two players ran for 100 yards in the 65-21 rout (Stepfan Taylor with 138 yards on 10 carries and Tyler Gaffney with 117 yards on nine carries). Anthony Wilkerson added 93 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries; all told, six players averaged better than 6.6 yards per carry in the victory.
Entering the 2013 season, Kevin Danser, Fleming and Yankey have all been identified as members of the Outland Trophy Watch List, giving Stanford more selections than any other program. The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman as determined by the Football Writers Association of America.
Prior to joining the Jets, Bloomgren served as offensive coordinator at Delta State for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
Bloomgren worked under both Mike Dubose and Dennis Franchione as a graduate assistant at Alabama from 1999-2001, helping the Tide to the 1999 Southeastern Conference championship. Bloomgren launched his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant for Bobby Bowden at Florida State, where the Seminoles captured a pair of ACC titles (1997-98) during his tenure.
A 1999 graduate of Florida State with a bachelor’s degree in sports management, Bloomgren earned his master’s degree in higher education from Alabama in 2001.
A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Mike and his wife, Lara, have two sons, Tyler and Parker.