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James Cooper (baseball)

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Sport(s)  Baseball
Role  Baseball Coach
2001–2004  Grambling State
Position  Outfielder
2010–Present  Grambling State
Titles  Head coach
Name  James Cooper

James Cooper (baseball) Grambling State James Cooper Baseball Fam
Born  February 12, 1982 (age 33) Shreveport, Louisiana (1982-02-12)
2007–2009  Grambling State (Asst.)
Team coached  Grambling State Tigers baseball (Baseball Coach, since 2010)
Conference  Southwestern Athletic Conference

James Cooper (born February 12, 1982) is an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Grambling State Tigers baseball team. He was named to that position prior to the 2010 season.


Playing career

Cooper was an outfielder for Grambling, where he earned All-Conference honors and played under longtime head coach Wilbert Ellis. He was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2004 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros. He played two seasons in the Astros system, reaching Class A, and one season of independent baseball before ending his playing career.

Coaching career

Cooper returned to Grambling as an assistant to new head coach Barret Rey. He helped rebuild the Tigers program, qualifying for a pair of Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament appearances in three years. With Rey's departure for SWAC rival Alcorn State, Cooper was elevated to head coach. In his first season, Cooper led the Tigers to a SWAC Tournament championship and an appearance in the NCAA Regional. Cooper earned SWAC Coach of the Year honors for his efforts.


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