Brandon Cooper Joins the JSU Staff
JSU has hired former UTM assistant, Brandon Cooper. The following is some bio information on Cooper from a coaching website:
“Coop played running back and cornerback for four years at Aiken High School in Cincinnati. He earned all-state honors his junior and senior years as a defensive back. He also earned all-state honors in baseball. As a freshman and sophomore he ran track, competing in the 100, 200 and the 4×100 events.
He earned a scholarship to play at UT Martin for former head coach Matt Griffin in 2003. His senior year, 2006, Coop helped lead head coach Jason Simpson’s Skyhawks to their first-ever Ohio Valley Conference title and the postseason.
Coop had 36 total tackles and five pass breakups his senior year, as the Skyhawks finished with a 9-3 record.
Coop earned the Julian Nunamaker Award, all four years, which goes to the player who achieves success on the field and in the classroom. It is named after Julian Nunamaker, a 1968 first-team Kodak All-American. Nunamaker played for UT Martin in the 1967 Tangerine Bowl and he played professionally in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills.
Coop earned his bachelor’s degree in health and human performance (sports management) and served as a student assistant coach during the spring of 2008 where he worked with the defensive linemen.
In the fall of 2008, Coop worked as a graduate assistant coach. He worked with the outside linebackers and coached All-Ohio Valley Conference standout Josh Bey.”