Cooper Promoted to Head Coach
at Grambling State
State assistant coach James Cooper (left) was promoted to head
coach by GSU Athletics Director Lin Dawson.
Cooper, 27, earned a Bachelor of Science degree
in marketing in 2004 from Grambling and a Master’s degree in
sports administrations in 2008 while a graduate assistant with
A native of Cullen, La., Cooper was first team
all-SWAC his senior season after being named second team
all-conference twice. Cooper spent a short time in the Houston
Astros organization before playing one year with the Sussex
Skyhawks of the independent Can-Am League.
Cooper replaces Barrett Rey, who resigned to
become head coach at Alcorn State. The Tigers were 17-37 this
past season and fell in the semifinals of the SWAC Tournament.
Click here for list of 2009 Division I head coaching changes.
(photo courtesy of GSU Media Relations Office)