Football Coaching Staff
Jack Cooper
Defensive Quality Control
Coach Info:
Position: Defensive Quality Control
Alma Mater: Southern Connecticut State
Graduating Year: 2012

Jack Cooper is in his second season as Nebraska's defensive quality control coach in 2019. He is in his fourth season overall as a member of Scott Frost's staff.

In his first season in Lincoln, Cooper helped the Husker defense dramatically increase its takeaways and sacks, and Nebraska held two of its final six opponents to single digits. Cooper came to Nebraska after serving as a defensive graduate assistant at UCF. 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 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.

Coaching Experience
2018-19: Nebraska, Defensive Quality Control
2016-17: UCF, Defensive Graduate Assistant
2015: Yale, Defensive Assistant
2014: Southern Connecticut State, Assistant Coach (Defensive Backs/Special Teams/Recruiting Coordinator)
2013: Salve Regina, Assistant Coach (Cornerbacks)