HOME LIFE: Cooper was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the second oldest child with two sisters and a brother. He grew up with my his father in the Military, so he moved around a lot. He has lived in Kansas, Utah, Washington, Missouri, and Texas. However, he considers Texas home because he lived there the longest (10 years). Growing up, Cooper loved to play all sports; however, volleyball was his favorite. After graduating high school and moving to Utah, he has become a CNA with hopes of one day going farther into the medical field.
EDUCATION: Cooper went to Samuel Clemens High School in San Antonio, Texas, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a graduating class of 800. He is a two-time AP Scholar recipient, which he received during the end of his Junior and Senior years in high school. He is continuing his education by attending USU.
VOLLEYBALL CAREER: Cooper grew up around volleyball at a young age and developed a strong love for the sport. He was an outside hitter on San Antonio Magics Boy's Team and has competed in volleyball for several years. Most recently, he competed in the 18U Open Division in the Lone Star Region in which he won several Tour of Texas tournaments. However, his volleyball career isn't over yet. He still loves to play as much volleyball in his free time as he can!
COACHING CAREER: Cooper's coaching experience began with managing and helping his high school volleyball team. Later, he coached and reffed at the YMCA. Soon after that he began coaching with San Antonio Magic Volleyball Club where he mainly helped direct skills clinics.
WHY I COACH: "I love to help others find passion in the game of volleyball as many of my previous coaches and role models did for me. I enjoy seeing players develop and progress, becoming more confident in themselves and their skills."
VOLLEYBALL IDOL: Kerri Walsh Jennings and Earvin N'Gapeth
FAVORITE QUOTE: “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek Jeter
Mountain Peak Premier Coach
Three Years Coaching Experience