2013: Served as a reserve first baseman and pinch hitter for the Hawks, playing in nine games with five starts ... went 1-for-17 with three walks ... earned first UMES hit with sixth inning single vs. Coppin State (4/28), also getting a walk and a run ... named to the MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.
2012: Played in three games as a pinch hitter ... made debut vs. Indiana State at the Bulldog Classic (2/25).
High School/Club: Lettered in baseball, football and basketball at Delmar High School ... started at first base in baseball and right tackle in football ... reached state semifinals in football ... made the honor roll all four years ... played for Post 6 in American Legion in Seaford, Del. ... hit over .300 with the team.
Personal: Born June 15, 1993 in Salisbury, Md. ... son of Brian and Sharon Cooper ... has two brothers, Kory and Dustin ... major is English ... pregame routine includes wearing two pairs of socks during games ... personal best sports moment is hitting a grand slam in his final at bat against Dover High ... lists his mother as person who influences him most for keeping him on track and always having advice ... person best non-athletic accomplishment is being accepted into the honors program and earning full ride to college ... plans to get a good paying job upon graduation ... hobbies include reading, watching movies, video games and writing ... favorite book is The Kite Runner ... favorite movie is "Pulp Fiction" ... personal athletic goal this season is to get solid playing time and improve his game ... personal athletic goal before graduation is to be a starting first baseman.