Tim Cooper '97 to Continue as Safeties Coach at Miami of Ohio
January 6, 2005
January 6, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Tim Cooper, a 1997 graduate of DePauw University, will stay on as an assistant football coach at Miami (Ohio) University under new head coach Shane Montgomery. Cooper, who played football at DePauw and served as an assistant coach after graduation, coaches the safeties at Miami.
Montgomery says by keeping Cooper and two other assistants at Miami, "we have been able to retain three excellent coaches and individuals who have played major roles in the development of this program. I look forward to continuing my relationships with the three and am excited to have retained their skills. The remainder of the hiring process will not be rushed, as I intend to conduct a diligent search for assistants who are good fits with our current personnel and the philosophy of Miami University."
An announcement at Redhawks.com states, "A native of Oxford, Ohio, Cooper joined the program as a graduate assistant during the program's magical 2003 campaign and joined the full-time coaching staff as the safeties coach prior to the 2004 season. A 1997 graduate of DePauw University, where he was a starting linebacker and team captain under Miami Cradle of Coaches member Nick Mourouzis, Cooper served his alma mater for two seasons as a graduate assistant and recruiting coordinator before spending one year each at Rhode Island and Connecticut, as a restricted earnings coach and graduate assistant, respectively. Prior to joining Miami's program as a graduate assistant in 2003, Cooper spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Carroll College in Waukesha, Wis. This past season, Cooper served as a guiding force in a Miami safety corps that included senior Matt Pusateri, who broke the program's career record for solo tackles, and featured three different starters at free safety due to injuries."
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