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Charlie Stubbs
  Charlie Stubbs

Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator

Position Coach:
Quarterback Coach

Charlie Stubbs is in his fourth season on the Tulsa coaching staff and serves as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He also in his first year as assistant head coach.

Stubbs has 18 years experience as a collegiate assistant coach, including 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator and three years as passing game coordinator.

In his first three years, the Tulsa offense has averaged 30.9 points per game and has ranked among the top-40 teams in the country for scoring in each season.

In 2005, the Hurricane offense ranked among the nation's leaders in scoring offense (23rd), total offense (39th), rushing offense (40th) and passing offense (41st). Tulsa's scoring average of 33.1 points ranked first in Conference USA. The Hurricane offense also converted 49-percent of its third downs to rank sixth nationally.

Last season, Stubbs tutored quarterback Paul Smith, who ranked second in the conference in passing efficiency and 24th nationally with a ratining of 142.6. Smith was also named the MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

In his first season at Tulsa, the Hurricane offense ranked 23rd nationally in rushing offense, an improvement of 63 places from the previous year; 28th in scoring offense, a jump of 73 spots from 2002; and, 51st in total offense, an improvement of 54 spots from the previous season. Tulsa averaged 387.8 yards in total offense, 191.7 rushing yards and 30.8 points in 2003.

In his previous position, Stubbs spent three seasons (1998-2000) as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama. He helped Alabama make appearances in the 1998 Music City Bowl and the Orange Bowl following the 1999 season. The Crimson Tide was also crowned SEC Champions in 1999. Stubbs was named the 1999 SEC Offensive Coordinator of the Year.

He was also the offensive coordinator at four different universities, including UNLV, Tennessee-Martin, Memphis and Oregon State. Stubbs was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UNLV for two years (1996-97); one year at Tennessee-Martin (1995), where he also coached the quarterbacks and wide receivers; one year at Memphis (1994) and four seasons at Oregon State (1987-90).

His UNLV teams ranked second in the Western Athletic Conference and ninth nationally in passing offense in 1996, while leading the WAC in 1997 and finishing that season ranked 12th in NCAA statistics. His Tennessee-Martin offense in 1995 ranked first in the league in passing offense and fifth nationally in NCAA Division I-AA.

At Oregon State, Stubbs began as receivers and tight ends coach for the 1985 and '86 seasons, before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 1987. His offenses were ranked among the PAC-10's top-three each season in passing offense, and ranked 10th nationally in 1987 and sixth in 1988. At OSU, he coached under Head Coach Dave Kragthorpe, the father of Tulsa Head Coach Steve Kragthorpe

He began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant on LaVell Edwards' staff at BYU in 1983, and in 1984 was a member of the BYU coaching staff that led the Cougars to the national championship. Before that, he was a high school coach at three different schools in South Carolina.

In his career, Stubbs has coached seven all-conference quarterbacks and had three quarterbacks earn All-America honors, including Oregon State's Erik Wilhelm, and Freshman All-Americans Jon Denton of UNLV and Tyler Watts of Alabama. He also coached Andrew Zow, the all-time leading passer at Alabama.

Stubbs, 50 (9-2-55), began his collegiate playing career at Wofford College, but after suffering an injury transferred to BYU. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1978, and received his master's degree in physical education in 1984, both from BYU.

Stubbs and his wife, Sandra, have four children: Troy, Jay, Kim and Kyle. Troy was a receiver at the Air Force Academy, while Jay was a receiver at Alabama. Kim attends TU.

Alma Mater: BYU '78
Birthdate: September 2, 1955
Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
College Coaching Experience: 18 years (1983-90. 1994-00, 2004). Entering fourth year at Tulsa
Playing Experience: Was a receiver at Wofford College in 1973 before suffering injury. Transferred to BYU in 1974.
Recruiting Areas: Quarterbacks; assists with offensive recruiting

Prominent Pupils

  • Rob Thomas (Oregon State, WR), Kansas City Chiefs/Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Dave Montagne (Oregon State, WR), Kansas City Chiefs
  • Reggie Bynum (Oregon State, WR), Buffalo Bills
  • Ron Heller (Oregon State, TE), Seattle Seahawks
  • Erik Wilhelm (Oregon State, QB), Cincinnati Bengals
  • Glenn Kozlowski (BYU, WR), Chicago Bears
  • Gordon Hudson (BYU, TE), Seattle Seahawks
  • Tyler Watts (Alabama, QB), Tennessee Titans

    Bowl Games as a Coach

  • 1983 Holiday Bowl (BYU)
  • 1984 Holiday Bowl (BYU)
  • 1998 Music City Bowl (Alabama)
  • 1999 Orange Bowl (Alabama)
  • 2004 Humanitarian Bowl (Tulsa)
    • 2005 AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Tulsa)