Andrew Luck Director of Offense
The 2012 season marks Pep Hamilton's third on the Stanford coaching staff and his second as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Despite losing four 2011 All-Americans on the offensive side of the ball - including Heisman Trophy finalist Andrew Luck - Hamilton has continued to steer senior Stepfan Taylor into Stanford's record book as its all-time leading rusher while grooming a pair of first-time starting quarterbacks in senior Josh Nunes and sophomore Kevin Hogan and mentoring consensus All-American tight end Zach Ertz.
Nunes was handed the reins to the offense and aided the Cardinal to a 3-0 start, including a home win over No. 2 USC. Hamilton has kept Hogan cool under pressure, as the signal caller has been victorious in each of his four starts - all against ranked opponents. In his first road start, Hogan helped Stanford defeat No. 1 Oregon in overtime, 17-14. The Pac-12 Football Championship Game MVP has completed 72.9 percent of his passes with a lofty 152.2 passing efficiency. Hogan was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention.
In his first season as Stanford's offensive coordinator in 2011, the Cardinal scored a school-record 561 points and averaged 43.15 points/game, seventh most in the nation. Stanford also set a school single-season record for total offense (6,361 yards) and finished eighth nationally in total offense/game (489.3). Stanford's 210.6 rushing yards/game ranked 18th nationally.
As quarterbacks coach, Hamilton worked closely with Luck, who earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year honors for a second straight season, won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, was voted Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year and won the Maxwell Award as the nation's top player. With 82 touchdown passes in 38 career games, Luck broke John Elway's career record for touchdown passes and also moved to the top of Stanford's career list in total offense, finishing with 10,387 yards.
Hamilton oversaw one of the deepest receiving corps in the nation during his first year on The Farm, despite being without the services of talented junior Chris Owusu for most of the season. A total of 17 players caught passes, including 10 who hauled in at least one touchdown pass from Heisman Trophy runner-up quarterback Andrew Luck.
Stanford's wide receivers and tight ends combined to catch a school-record 32 touchdowns in 2010, as Stanford set single-season records for scoring (524), scoring average (40.3) and total offense (6,142).
Prior to his appointment at Stanford in 2010, Hamilton spent three seasons (2007-09) as the quarterbacks coach of the Chicago Bears, one season (2006) as an offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach of the San Francisco 49ers and three seasons (2003-05) with the New York Jets, where he served as offensive quality control coach (2003) and offensive assistant/quarterbacks coach (2004-05).
Hamilton also spent time on staffs of the Kansas City Chiefs (2000), Washington Redskins (2001) and Baltimore Ravens (2002) before landing his first full-time position with the Jets in 2003.
In his final season as quarterbacks coach with the Chicago Bears, Hamilton helped Jay Cutler set single-season franchise records for completions (336) and passing attempts (555).
Hamilton helped quarterback Kyle Orton compile the fifth highest completion percentage in team history (58.5) in 2008. One season prior, Orton, Rex Grossman and Brian Griese led a passing attack that finished with the third-most gross passing yards in team history (3,701).
Hamilton began his coaching career at his alma mater, Howard, where he served as the Bison's quarterbacks coach from 1997-2001. He also took on duties as the team's offensive coordinator for three seasons (1999-2001).
A former college quarterback, Hamilton earned Howard's scholar-athlete award two consecutive seasons (1995-96) before earning his business degree in 1997.
Pep and his wife have three children.