STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford has promoted Mike Bloomgren to associate head coach in an announcement made Wednesday morning by David Shaw, the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football.
As the Andrew Luck Director of Offense, and associate head coach, Bloomgren will continue to serve as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
“Mike Bloomgren has been outstanding as our Andrew Luck Director of Offense,” Shaw said. “He has great knowledge and understanding of the game, but more importantly, Mike has been a great leader and mentor for our players. As associate head coach, Mike will continue to assist me in setting the direction for our football team.”
Bloomgren enters his fourth season on the Stanford staff and second as offensive coordinator. He has coached the program’s offensive line all four years since coming to Stanford in 2011 following four years 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. All five of Bloomgren’s starting offensive linemen earned All-Pac-12 honors in 2013 after four starters earned 2012 All-Pac-12 honors.
A staple on the offensive line during his career with the Cardinal, David Yankey will graduate this spring as a unanimous All-American at left guard after earning consensus All-America honors in 2012 at left tackle. Yankey aims to join former Stanford All-Americans and Bloomgren protégés David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin in the NFL next season.
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 1999-01, 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 Atlanatic Coast Conference 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.