Ken Cooper (American football coach)

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Ken Cooper
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1936-10-12)October 12, 1936
Enigma, Georgia
Died May 30, 2017(2017-05-30) (aged 80)
Skidaway Island, Georgia
Alma mater Georgia
Playing career
1955–1957 Georgia
Position(s) End
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1963–1970 Georgia (assistant)
1971–1973 Ole Miss (assistant)
1974–1977 Ole Miss
Head coaching record
Overall 21–23
Accomplishments and honors
SEC Coach of the Year (1975)

Elmer C. "Ken" Cooper Jr.[1] (October 12, 1936 – May 30, 2017) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Mississippi from 1974 to 1977, compiling a record of 21–23. Cooper was named the SEC Coach of the Year in 1975.

Cooper later served as a head tennis coach and assistant football coach at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia. He died on May 30, 2017 at his home in Skidaway Island, Georgia.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Ole Miss Rebels (Southeastern Conference) (1974–1977)
1974 Ole Miss 3–8 0–6 10th
1975 Ole Miss 6–5 5–1 T–2nd
1976 Ole Miss 6–5 4–3 6th
1977 Ole Miss 6–5 3–4 6th
Ole Miss: 21–23 12–14
Total: 21–23

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistant coaches under Ken Cooper who became NCAA head coaches: