Bloomgren says: "In my seven years at Stanford, I have seen firsthand how elite college athletics and academics can not only coexist, but thrive together. I want to create an environment at Rice where every player's dreams are realized on and off the field."
"I think when you're trying to do great things and when you're striving for greatness, the journey is tough," first-year coach Mike Bloomgren said. "We have to understand that. The journey that comes with those great goals is going to have some rough patches. We're going to continue to work through them."