Bob Cope

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Bob Cope
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Cope circa 1970s
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1936-11-06)November 6, 1936
Died August 3, 1997(1997-08-03) (aged 60)
Manhattan, Kansas
Playing career
c. 1960 Carson–Newman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1964–1971 Vanderbilt (assistant)
1972–1975 Pacific (CA) (AHC/DC)
1976 SMU (DL)
1977–1979 Arkansas (DB/RC)
1980 Arkansas (DC)
1981 Ole Miss (assistant)
1982 Purdue (assistant)
1983–1988 Pacific (CA)
1989–1990 Kansas State (DC)
1991–1992 USC (assistant)
1993 Baylor (DB)
1994 Baylor (DC/DB)
1995 Baylor (AHC/DB)
1996 Kansas State (DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 22–46

Bob Cope (November 6, 1936 – August 3, 1997) was an American football coach. In a 32-year career, he served as assistant coach at Vanderbilt, SMU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Purdue, Pacific, USC, Baylor, and Kansas State. During his career, he coached 23 nationally ranked defenses and participated in eight bowl games.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he played college football at Carson–Newman College, and was induced posthumously into the Carson–Newman Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.[1]

Cope was an assistant coach at University of Pacific for Chester Caddas in the early 1970s. His only stint as head coach came at Pacific (1983–1988), where he had a 22–46 record.[2]

Cope was diagnosed with cancer in September 1996. He died at Mercy Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Pacific Tigers (Pacific Coast Athletic Association / Big West Conference) (1983–1988)
1983 Pacific 3–9 1–5 7th
1984 Pacific 4–7 2–5 6th
1985 Pacific 5–7 2–5 7th
1986 Pacific 4–7 2–5 T–6th
1987 Pacific 4–7 3–4 6th
1988 Pacific 2–9 2–5 7th
Pacific: 22–46 12–29
Total: 22–46

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curnutt, Marlin (April 5, 2002). "Six inducted in C-N Hall of Fame". BPSports. 
  2. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_year_by_year.php?coachid=3954
  3. ^ Haskin, Kevin (August 3, 1997). "Cope dies of cancer at age 60". The Capital-Journal. 

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