George E. Cooper

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George E. Cooper
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1919 Tempe Normal
1922–1927 Colorado State Teachers
1917–1922 Tempe Normal
1922–1931 Colorado State Teachers
1918–1922 Tempe Normal
1922–1926 Colorado State Teachers
1929 Colorado State Teachers
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1917–1922 Tempe Normal
Head coaching record
Overall 15–13–1 (football)
130–62 (basketball)
60–28–1 (baseball)

George E. Cooper was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Tempe Normal School, now Arizona State University, in 1919 and at Colorado State Teachers College, now the University of Northern Colorado, from 1922 to 1927, compiling a career college football record of 15–13–1. Cooper was also the head basketball coach at Tempe Normal from 1917 to 1922 and at Colorado State Teachers from 1922 to 1931, tallying a career college basketball mark of 130–62. In addition, he coached baseball at the two schools, at Tempe Normal from 1918 to 1922, and at Colorado State Teachers from 1922 to 1926 and again in 1929, amassing a career college baseball record of 60–28–1. Cooper played football at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tempe Normal Owls (Independent) (1919)
1919 Tempe Normal 0–2
Tempe Normal: 0–2
Colorado State Teachers (Independent) (1922)
1922 Colorado State Teachers 1–4–1
Colorado State Teachers (Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) (1923–1927)
1923 Colorado State Teachers 2–3–1 0–2 10th
1924 Colorado State Teachers 2–5 0–4 11th
1925 Colorado State Teachers 2–6–1 0–6 12th
1926 Colorado State Teachers 6–4 3–3 T–6th
1927 Colorado State Teachers 2–7 1–6 12th
Colorado State Teachers: 15–29–3
Total: 15–31–3


  1. ^ Eger, Bob (2001). Maroon & Gold: A History of Sun Devil Athletics. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 43. ISBN 1-58261-223-4. Retrieved April 3, 2011. 

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