Kentucky coach Mark Stoops is back to .500 in his coaching career after a 45-10 season-opening victory vs. ULM at Kroger Field Saturday afternoon.
The win improved Stoops’ career coaching record to 50-50, an impressive feat after the rough start his first four seasons in Lexington.
Stoops owned a record of 12-26 through the first 38 games of his career. After three consecutive losing season’s to begin his UK tenure (2-10, 5-7, 5-7), Stoops has pieced together winning seasons in four of the last five years, including a 10-3 campaign in 2018.
In his nine seasons on the sidelines at Kentucky, Stoops has never owned a winning record overall.
That could change next Saturday night when Missouri travels to Lexington for the SEC opener for both teams.
Mark Stoops is back to .500 in his career at Kentucky. Stoops will have a chance to go above that mark for the first time in his career next week vs. Missouri.
— Shawn Smith (@gbbcountry) September 4, 2021