OFFICIAL: Cooper named head coach at Miami (OH)

John Cooper, head coach at Tennessee State University for the past three seasons, has been named to direct Miami University’s men’s basketball team, Director of Athletics Brad Bates announced Friday (Apr. 6).

Cooper will be introduced to Miami fans and media at Miami University’s Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester on Monday, April 9 at 3 p.m.

According to Bates, Cooper’s experience as a head coach and as an assistant coach at Auburn, Oregon, South Carolina and Fayetteville State was a major determinant to his hiring at Miami, but his emphasis on academics also played a role in his selection.