|Title||Defensive backs coach|
|Born||February 11, 1962|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Appalachian State (GA)|
Austin Peay (assistant)
Murray State (DC)
East Carolina (assistant)
Notre Dame (assistant)
Mississippi State (DC)
South Carolina (assistant)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DB)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 SWAC Eastern Division (2000)
Ron Cooper (born February 11, 1962) is an American football coach and former player. He presently is the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cooper served as the head football coach at Eastern Michigan University (1993–1994), the University of Louisville (1995–1997), and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (1998–2001).
Coaching career[edit | edit source]
Eastern Michigan[edit | edit source]
Louisville[edit | edit source]
From 1995 to 1997 Cooper was the head football coach at Louisville, replacing Howard Schnellenberger. In his final season, the Cardinals posted a 1-10 record. The one win being against Illinois who finished the season with no wins (0-11). His overall record there was 13-20. Cooper was fired after three seasons due a steady decline in the team's performance.
Alabama A&M[edit | edit source]
Cooper's last head coaching position was at Alabama A&M from 1998 to 2001. His squad won a division championship in SWAC during the 2000 season but lost the SWAC Championship Game to Grambling on December 12, 2000.
Other coaching duties[edit | edit source]
In 2002, Cooper was the secondaries coach at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and in 2003 the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Mississippi State. Other coaching stops have included the University of South Carolina and the University of Notre Dame. Cooper is an alumnus of Jacksonville State University.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit | edit source]
Cooper was hired by the Buccaneers on February 22, 2012 to be the teams defensive backs coach.
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
|Eastern Michigan Eagles (Mid-American Conference) (1993–1994)|
|Louisville Cardinals (NCAA Division I-A Independent) (1995–1997)|
|Alabama A&M Bulldogs (NCAA Division I-AA Independent) (1998)|
|Alabama A&M Bulldogs (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (1999–2001)|
|1999||Alabama A&M||6–5||3–1||2nd (East)|
|2000||Alabama A&M||7–5||5–2||T–1st (East)|
|2001||Alabama A&M||5–6||4–3||4th (East)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
References[edit | edit source]
- College Football Data Warehouse Eastern Michigan all time coaching records
- College Football Data Warehouse Louisville all time coaching records
- College Football Data Warehouse Alabama A&M all time coaching records
- College Football Data Warehouse Alabama A&M 2000 season results
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