Robbie Picazo is in his first season as the Owls quarterback coach.
He came to Rice after five seasons on the staff at Stanford, first as a student assistant while completing his coterm degree program and the last four as an offensive assistant.
Picazo played quarterback at Stanford from 2009-12, making his collegiate debut in 2010 against Cal. He completed all three pass attempts for 15 yards against San Jose State in 2011.
Hailing from Santa Margarita, California, Picazo was the Orange County Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 2,754 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior. He set a school single-game record by completing 22 passes against Mater Dei in the 2008 CIF playoffs and also set single-season records for completions (192), touchdown passes (33) and passing yards (2,754) as a senior.
Picazo is a former National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.
His bachelor's degree is in management, science and engineering and he earned his master's degree in psychology.