Baseball

Will Cooper - 23

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chattanooga, Tenn.

High School:
Baylor School

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
03/11/1992

Bats/Throws:
Right/Right

Will Cooper

03/29/2014

Hit parade helps 'Dores even series with UK

Left-hander Jared Miller improved to 6-1

11/15/2013

Gold hammers Black behind Miller

Jared Miller punches out 11 in five innings for win

11/14/2013

Gold rallies by Black to claim Game 1

Rogers draws bases loaded walk to end exciting game

11/13/2013

Black & Gold rosters set

Beede to face Pecoraro in opener Thursday

10/11/2013

Dores open fall ball Monday night

Commodores welcome 14 new freshman this fall

04/01/2014

Vanderbilt vs. UT-Martin (Green)

Vanderbilt baseball vs. UT-Martin on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

02/19/2014

Lipscomb at Vanderbilt 2/19/14 (Howell)

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04/26/2013

Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State 4/26/13 (Russell)

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Honors
• 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Career Game Highs
Hits: *1, last 4/1 vs. UT-Martin
Runs: *1, last 3/29 vs. Kentucky
RBI: 2, 5/26/12 vs. Florida
Walks: 1, 4/11/12 vs. Belmont
HRs:
Strikeouts: 2, 3/7 vs. Winthrop
Stolen Bases:*1, last 3/21 at Mississippi State

COACH CORBIN QUOTE: Coop is the epitome of team first, individual second. His personal road in our program has been `choppy' at times because of injuries, but it has never deterred his personality, attitude and effort. His offensive game has components of strength and speed and he continues to grow into a productive outfielder as well.

2014 - Drew the start in left field going 0-for-3 at Tennessee 4/6... Started as the DH and leadoff hitter vs. UT-Martin going 1-for-4 with a double... Entered as a pinch runner and scored a run against Kentucky 3/29... Picked up an infield single in loss at Mississippi State 3/21... Popped up as a pinch hitter at Belmont 3/18... Scored a run after reaching on an error in win over Eastern Illinois 3/11... Started in left field going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts vs. Winthrop 3/7... Went 0-for-1 against WKU 2/25... Hit by a pitch in his lone plate appearance in win over UIC 2/23... Drove in a run with his first hit of the season, a single, against UIC 2/21... Earned the Opening Day start in LF going 0-for-2 at Long Beach State 2/14.

2013 - Sophomore season cut short due to an appendectomy early in the year... Picked up his first hit of the season on an infield single against MTSU 4/2... Played left field against Long Beach State 2/16... Saw action on Opening Day in right field against LBSU 2/15.

2012 - Went 0-for-2 off the bench in win over NC State 6/2... Picked up his first career double against Mississippi State 5/27 in SEC Tournament Championship Game... Singled in two runs for his first two RBI of his career in five-run rally against Florida 5/26 in SEC Tournament... Went 0-for-2 against Georgia 5/22 in SEC Tournament opener... Struck out as a pinch hitter at Tennessee 5/4... Earned the first start of his career against Kentucky 4/29 going 0-for-4 as the DH... Bounced out as a pinch hitter at MTSU 4/25... Grounded out as a pinch hitter against Auburn 4/15... Walked and stole a base as a pinch hitter against Belmont 4/11... Came into pinch run, scoring the tying run in win over Georgia 3/24... Singled in lone at-bat at Florida 3/18... Grounded out to third as a pinch hitter at Florida 3/17... Grounded into a fielder's choice as a pinch hitter against Rhode Island 3/3 G2... Lined out as a pinch hitter in win over Rhode Island 3/3 G1... Flew out in his lone at-bat against Oakland 2/22... Picked up his first hit in his first at-bat as a Commodore legging out an infield single at Stanford 2/19.

HIGH SCHOOL - 2011 Division II Middle/East All-Region Player of the Year, Chattanooga Times Free Press Baseball Best of Preps First team, Greater Chattanooga/Southeast Tennessee FCA Athlete of the Year nominee... 2011 Tennessee state Final Four... 2008 Region champ and state runner-up... Captained the baseball team as a senior... Played summer ball for Chattanooga Cyclones.

ACADEMICS - Cooper is majoring in financial strategy and was a SEC Academic Honor selection as a freshman and sophomore.

PERSONAL - William Tanner Cooper... Born 3/11/92... Son of Todd and Stacy Cooper... Has two younger siblings, Jackson and Brett... Nickname is Coop... Favorites include Craig Kimbrel (baseball player), Atlanta Braves (baseball team), football (other sport), Green Mile, Back to the Future, Casino Royale (movies), Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts (actor/actress), BBQ (meal), cereal (late night snack)... Would be a sports broadcaster if he was not an athlete... Says Michael J. Fox would play him in a movie... Motivated is the one word that describes himself... Roommates with Luke Stephenson, Luke Gude and Will Hinson... Chose Vanderbilt for the great combination of academics and athletics.

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