August 9, 2013

2013 Coaching Changes


Cooper takes over as head coach at Penn State


Rob Cooper has resigned as head coach at Wright State to assume the same position at Penn State.


Cooper coached the Raiders for the past nine seasons, helping WSU post seven consecutive 30-win campaigns. The Raiders won three of six Horizon League Championship Games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times. Wright State earned a pair of victories over teams ranked No. 1 in the nation: Georgia (3/24/09) and Virginia (3/5/10).


In 2007 and 2009, Cooper served as an assistant coach for Team USA. The 2007 squad won a silver medal at the Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Prior to his time at Wright State, Cooper was an assistant at Oral Roberts. He was hitting coach, recruiting coordinator and bench coach for the Golden Eagles.


Cooper spent two seasons as a student/graduate assistant at Miami (Fla.) from 1994-95. Cooper was an assistant at Wake Forest in 1996 before serving as an assistant at Tulane for two years. He also spent five seasons on staff at Sacramento City College.


(photo courtesy of WSU Media Relations)