Ken Cooper

Ken Cooper coached football at Georgia and Ole Miss for 15 years in the 1960’s and 70’s, including four years as head coach of the Rebels from 1974-1977. Cooper began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Georgia for eight seasons from 1963-1970, and served as an assistant at Ole Miss for three seasons from 1971-1973.

He took over the Rebels program beginning in 1974, leading the team to a 3-8 mark including an 0-6 record in the SEC. Cooper’s Rebels followed up the ’74 campaign with three-straight 6-5 seasons from 1975-1977. His 1975 team finished second in the SEC with a 5-1 conference record, its best mark in the SEC during Cooper’s tenure. He was named the SEC Coach of the Year following the ’75 season. Cooper ended his career at Ole Miss with a 21-23 record and a 12-14 mark in SEC play.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Ole Miss Rebels 1974-1977
Assistant Coach Ole Miss Rebels 1971-1973
Assistant Coach Georgia Bulldogs 1963-1970
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