John Shoop
Munich Ravens
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1969-08-01) August 1, 1969 (age 54)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Career information
Career history
As a coach:
Head coaching record
Regular season:0–0 (–)
Postseason:0–0 (–)
Career:0–0 (–)

John Shoop (born August 1, 1969) is an American football coach and former quarterback, who is the current head coach of the Munich Ravens in the European League of Football (ELF). He played college football at Sewanee. He has coached in the National Football League (NFL) and at the collegiate level.

Early life

Growing up in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, Shoop played quarterback in high school, and continued his football career at Sewanee: The University of the South. Shoop was a member of the Tigers football team from 1987 to 1990, starting from 1988 to 1990.[1] As a senior captain in 1990, Shoop lead the Tigers to a Collegiate Athletic Conference title.[2]

Coaching career

Early career

Shoop began his coaching career as a volunteer quarterbacks coach at Dartmouth College in 1991. He served as a graduate assistant at Vanderbilt University from 1992 to 1994, where he earned a Master of Education degree from Vanderbilt's Peabody School of Education.

Carolina Panthers

Shoop spent four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, where he began his NFL coaching career at the age of 25. Shoop was an offensive quality control assistant for the Panthers from 1995 to 1996. He served as quarterbacks coach for Carolina from 1997 to 1998.

Chicago Bears

Shoop worked five seasons (1999–2003) for the Chicago Bears under head coach Dick Jauron.[3] He served as the quarterbacks coach in 1999 and 2000. He was named offensive coordinator for the last four games of the 2000 season following incumbent Gary Crowton's departure for the head coaching position at Brigham Young University. Shoop then spent the next three seasons as the offensive coordinator (2001–2003).

James "Big Cat" Williams, the Bears Pro Bowl offensive lineman, nicknamed the offense "The Run and Shoop" during Shoop's tenure as offensive coordinator.[4]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Shoop was quarterbacks coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004 under head coach Jon Gruden.[3]

Oakland Raiders

Shoop then coached for the Oakland Raiders where he served as quarterbacks coach in 2005, the tight ends coach in 2006, and as offensive coordinator for the final five games of the 2006 season.[5]

North Carolina

In January 2007, Shoop left the Raiders to become the offensive coordinator of the North Carolina Tar Heels football team.[6]


On January 24, 2013, Purdue University head football coach, Darrell Hazell hired Shoop to be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Boilermakers football team after taking a year off from coaching.[7] Purdue's offense struggled in 2013 as Purdue was shut out in back-to-back games for the first time in 60 years and averaged less than 70 yards rushing and 285 yards of total offense per game over the course of the season.[8] After two more seasons of similar struggles, Shoop was fired after the 2015 season.


Team offensive statistics where Shoop was offensive coordinator.

Total Offense Passing Offense Rushing Offense Ref
2001 Chicago Bears 26th 24th 17th [9]
2002 Chicago Bears 29th 24th 32nd [10]
2003 Chicago Bears 28th 30th 18th [11]
2006 Oakland Raiders 32nd 31st 29th [12]
2007 North Carolina 105th 64th 108th [13]
2008 North Carolina 84th 70th 84th [14]
2009 North Carolina 99th 99th 76th [15]
2010 North Carolina 46th 22nd 89th [16]
2011 North Carolina 49th 37th 75th [17]
2013 Purdue 122nd 87th 125th [18]
2014 Purdue 114th 105th 84th [19]
2015 Purdue 101st 67th 114th [20]

Personal life

Shoop is an advocate for players' rights in college athletics. His dismissal from Purdue and his subsequent absence from coaching in college football have also been attributed to conflicts with athletic department administrators over player eligibility, concussion education and his support of a player unionization attempt at Northwestern and name, image and likeness (NIL) rights.[21] His older brother Bob Shoop is also a football coach.[22] Shoop lives with his wife Marcia in Asheville, North Carolina. He made a recovery from prostate cancer but was later diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis.[21]


  1. ^ Melissa Isaacson (December 17, 2000). "Bears Interim Offensive Coordinator John Shoop Brings An Exhausting Work Ethic To His Job". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Clayton Felts (4 September 2012). "2012 Sewanee Football Fact Book". Sewanee: The University of the South. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Browns Notebook: Rookie Little getting early opportunity". Canton Repository. 31 July 2011. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  4. ^ Chicago Sun-Times Archived from the original on 2014-09-18. ((cite news)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Shoop to call offensive plays for Raiders". ESPN. November 29, 2006. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  6. ^ "Shoop leaves Raiders to join Davis' staff at UNC". ESPN Internet Ventures. January 12, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  7. ^ "Purdue hires former Bears OC Shoop". Chicago Tribune. January 26, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  8. ^ Mike Carmin (November 7, 2013). "Purdue's offensive struggles reaching historic proportions". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  9. ^ "2001 NFL Standings & Team Stats".
  10. ^ "2002 NFL Standings & Team Stats".
  11. ^ "2003 NFL Standings & Team Stats".
  12. ^ "2006 NFL Standings & Team Stats".
  13. ^ "2007 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  14. ^ "2008 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  15. ^ "2009 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  16. ^ "2010 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  17. ^ "2011 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  18. ^ "2013 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  19. ^ "2014 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  20. ^ "2015 FBS (I-A) College Football Team Statistics Leaders for Total - ESPN".
  21. ^ a b Needelman, Joshua. "'I couldn’t keep quiet': The college coach exiled after standing up for players' rights," The Guardian, Friday, September 3, 2021. Retrieved January 16, 2022.
  22. ^ "Shoop Named Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach," University of South Florida Athletics, Monday, December 6, 2021. Retrieved January 16, 2022.