|Title:||Assistant Coach, Running Backs|
Entering his ninth season as an assistant coach after a successful WashU playing career is Brad Loomis, who will be coaching the running backs. Loomis is in his second stint as an assistant coach after serving as the linebackers coach from 2001-08.
While previously at WashU, he tutored a stable of outstanding linebackers including 2003 UAA Defensive Player of the Year and All-American Rick Schmitz. Loomis also coached one of the most decorated players and highest achieving scholar athletes in WashU history in linebacker Brandon Roberts, named Academic All-District (2001, 2002) and winner of the Health-South Draddy Award (2002) and CBS Sports/Home Depot Scholar Athlete (2002). He has been a member of four All-University Athletic Associaiton (UAA) titles and four UAA Coaching Staff's of the Year.
As a four-year letterwinner for the Bears, he twice earned all-UAA honors as an outside linebacker. Loomis led the team in tackles as a junior (81) and was second on the club with 80 stops as a senior. A three-year starter, he helped the Bears’ defense finish first in the nation in total defense in 1999 and third in 2000. The 2000 team holds the school record for fewest yards yielded rushing for a season (542). Loomis capped his career by winning the Darryl Sharp Memorial MVP Award as the club’s top defensive player.
As a team captain, Loomis started two years at both running back and linebacker for Roseburg High School (Oregion) leading the team to a 28-0 record and two consecutive OSAA 4A (large school) state championships (1995, 1996). He was chosen as first team all-state at both positions as a senior, and was second team all-state at linebacker as a junior. Loomis ranks in the top-10 in career rushing yards and scoring at RHS.
Loomis graduated from WashU in May 2002 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering. He works as senior executive at a global engineering firm in St. Louis. Loomis and his wife, Kelly, have two children: Lucy and Levi.
Updated August 1, 2008