Butch Jones hired Bob Shoop away from Penn State University. Shoop will take over the reigns of the Volunteers’ talented defense.
Shoop, who coordinated the defense and coached the safeties for Vandy, put some of the best stoppers on the field the Commodores have seen in years. During their season-ending four-game win streak, Shoop’s defense only surrendered 13.5 points per game. Shoop arrived in Nashville from William & Mary, where he was defensive coordinator. Prior coordinator stops include Yale and Villanova, along with a head coaching stint at Columbia.