Mike Bobo, one of the most prolific passers in University of Georgia history, was brought home by head coach Mark Richt in January, 2001, to coach the Bulldog quarterbacks. He was promoted to Offensive Coordinator in 2007. Bobo had served one year as assistant coach at Jacksonville State University after working as an administrative assistant and graduate assistant at UGA in 1998 and '99.
During his 13 years at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 126 victories, two SEC championships, five SEC Eastern Division titles, eight bowl victories, and seven top ten finishes in the final national polls including No 4 in 2012, No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002. He's directed an offense that has led Georgia to two consecutive record-setting seasons on offense: Total Yards in a Season (6,547 in 2012 and 6,294 in 2013); Average Yards Per Game (484.2 in `13 and 467.64 in `12); and Most TD's in a Season (72 in 2012 and 58 in `13).
Bobo has coached several star QB's at UGA including Aaron Murray (2010-13) who set 27 Georgia records, four SEC marks and finished with 13,562 yards of total offense, 13,166 yards passing, 121 touchdown passes and 921 completions. He became the first player in SEC history to have at least 3,000 yards passing in four consecutive seasons. Bobo has also coached Matthew Stafford, the first pick of the 2009 NFL draft (Lions), and the winningest quarterback in NCAA Division 1-A history at the time--David Greene--who won 42 games as a starter and set the Bulldog and SEC records for Career Passing Yards (11,528). His 2005 QB, D.J. Shockley, earned All-SEC first team honors and led the SEC in passing efficiency (148.3).
A four-year Bulldog letterman from 1994-97, Bobo finished his Bulldog career leading the team in passing in both 1996 and '97. He currently ranks high in the Georgia passing record books in several categories including: season completion percentage (first, 65.0%, 1997), season passing efficiency rating (first, 155.80, 1997), career pass completions (third, 445), season passing yards (third, 2,751, 1997), career passing yards (third, 6,334), season TD passes (third, 19), career TD passes (second, 38). He completed 26 of 28 passes (including 19 in a row) for 267 yards and one touchdown and was named the game's Most Valuable Player leading the Dogs to a 33-6 victory over Wisconsin in the 1998 Outback Bowl. He was elected team captain (1996-97) and permanent team captain of the 1997 Bulldogs.
As a star quarterback at Thomasville High School, Bobo was named the 1993 Georgia Player of the Year by both USA Today and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As a senior, he completed 143x245 passes for 2,477 yards and 23 TD's. In his career, he completed 329x590 passes for 5,167 yards and 42 TD's. He also rushed for 15 TD's.
He is married to the former Lainie Meshad. They have five children, a son, Drew, 10; triplets - Olivia, Jake and Ava Grace, 8 and Kate, 6.