John Cooper

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Birthday
2, 1937
Birthplace
Memphis, TN
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1937 (age 82)
Birthplace
Memphis, TN

About

College Football Hall of Famer who coached the University of Tulsa to five Missouri Valley Championships, led Arizona State to a Pac 10 title in 1986 and won three Big Ten titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes in 1993, 1996 and 1998.

Before Fame

He began as a graduate assistant with Iowa State in 1962, after playing running back at the university for three seasons.

Trivia

He served as an assistant coach at Oregon State, UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky before receiving his first head coaching job with Tulsa in 1977.

Family Life

He had two children, John and Cindy, with his wife Helen Cooper.

Associated With

After his tenure at Ohio State, Jim Tressel stepped in and continued the program's winning ways for the next decade.