|Position:||Offensive Quality Control|
Steve Cooper is in his first season as an offensive quality control coach at Nebraska. Cooper came to Lincoln after spending the previous nine seasons as a coach at Portland State, his alma mater.
Cooper began his coaching tenure at Portland State as a graduate assistant in 2009. The next season, he was elevated to a full-time role coaching the Viking tight ends. Cooper then spent four seasons from 2011 to 2014 as the wide receivers coach, before being promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach prior to the 2015 season.
In his first season as offensive coordinator, Portland State improved its scoring average by 10 points per game and rushed for more than 3,000 yards. In 2016, PSU averaged 454.2 yards and 33.2 points per game. In his final season with the Vikings in 2017, Cooper helped a pair of freshmen quarterbacks power an offense that averaged 429.0 yards per game.
Cooper earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Portland State in 2009. He was a wide receiver for the Vikings in 2007 and 2008.