Charlie Stubbs served four seasons as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Tulsa before being hired as the offensive coordinator at the University of Louisville. He also worked last season as the 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 four years, the Tulsa offense has averaged 30.3 points per game and has ranked among the top-40 teams in the country for scoring in each of those four seasons.
Last season, Stubbs directed an offense that ranked 37th in the country in scoring at 27.69 points per game and were second in Conference USA in total offense and scoring offense. Under Stubbs's tutelage, Tulsa scored 30 or more points 29 times, 40 points on 10 occasions and 50 points three times.
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 rating 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 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).
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. 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.
Stubbs, 51, 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.