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Eric Cooper

Head Coach


Cooper Elite

Coach Eric Cooper is a former WNBA Assistant and an ABA Head Coac but is known for bringing a winning attitude to his basketball programs.  He is best known for turning Laverne Luther High School into a National Powerhouse during his time there from 2008 to 2014.  He then moved to St. Anthony and Diamond Ranch High School where his time was also well spent securing two winning seasons at St. Anthony and having two early 6'10 Junior commits, LaRond Williams and Johnathan Ross to Long Beach State University.  In His first of 3 seasons at Diamond Ranch High School Coach Coop lead his Panther team to the best season in school history making it to the final four of  the CIF southern section Championships.  In his second season at Diamond Ranch he had a great season giving Diamond Ranch it's first ever CIF Championship led by 7'1 Center Roman Silva.  As a high school coach,


Eric Cooper is one of the few southern California Coaches to have multiple Championships at different schools.  In his 8 year High School coaching  career he has secured 5 Championships including back to back State Championships and has developed many Division 1 athletes including Grant Jerrett a McDonald's All American and California Gatorade Player of the year.


Coach Cooper is currently the Head Coach and Founder of Cooper International Academy, a socal Prep School based out of Ontario, California.   With the help of his Non Profit Organization Dream Builders Integrated  which he started more than 20 years ago, Coach Cooper Academy In four seasons  has developed the school from the ground up.  In the schools second season he won the schools first Prep Elite Conference Championship and was Runner-ups in Season two.


Eric Cooper is a long-time resident of the Inland Empire and has deep ties throughout the region.  He envisions Cooper International Academy as the cornerstone of an integrated program that guides and mentors student-athletes from primary school through high school, prep school to the university level and beyond.

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