|Position:||Defensive Quality Control|
|Alma Mater:||Southern Connecticut State|
Jack Cooper serves as Nebraska’s defensive quality control coach in his first season on the Husker staff in 2018.
Cooper came to Nebraska after serving as a defensive graduate assistant the past two seasons on Scott Frost’s Central Florida staff. In his two seasons at UCF, the Knights lowered their scoring defense average by nearly two touchdowns per game while ranking third nationally in takeaways over the 2016 and 2017 seasons combined.
Previous to UCF, Cooper was a defensive assistant at Yale in 2015, and he worked with the defensive backs and special teams at Southern Connecticut State – his alma mater – in 2014, where he also served as the recruiting coordinator. He began his coaching career at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island in 2013, serving as the school’s cornerbacks coach.
As a player, Cooper was a four-year letterwinner from 2008 to 2012 at Southern Connecticut State. He was a first-team all-conference selection as a senior, when he also served as a team captain. Cooper graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science-physical education from Southern Connecticut State in 2012. He went on to earn his master’s degree in sports management from Southern Connecticut State in 2016.