Middle infielder who played in 43 games with 26 starts, hitting .264 with seven doubles, four home runs and 19 RBIs ... Went perfect 7-for-7 in stolen base chances ... Started final eight games of season at second base, hitting safely in all eight contests, collecting 12 hits in 31 at-bats with six runs scored and nine RBIs, three doubles, one triple and two homers ... Started six of first seven games of season, hitting safely in first three contests before going hitless in next three ... Went 3-for-5 with double, home run, three RBIs and two runs at Memphis ... Mainly a defensive replacement during middle of season, drawing starts occasionally ... Went 2-for-3 with double and run in Sunday start versus Western Kentucky ... Had four hits in nine at-bats with two doubles, three RBIs and one run in final two contests versus Arkansas-Little Rock ... Those two games started his hot streak down the stretch ... Played for Florence Fayetteville Swampdogs in Coastal Plain League over summer, leading squad in hitting at .333 with six doubles and 18 RBIs in 49 contests ... Also scored 34 runs, drew 20 walks and had 16 stolen bases.
An All-Region and All-Conference player ... Hit .372 during his two-year career and averaged 22 stolen bases ... Scored 89 runs and drove in 100 during his career ... Hit career best .396 as sophomore ... Helped lead team to Region XX title game as freshman.
Earned four letters in baseball at Hughesville HS ... Named American Legion East All-Star ... Played in Pennsylvania Keystone State Games ... Also lettered in basketball.
Chad Ryan Cooper ... Born January 31, 1981 ... Son of Kelvin and Jill Cooper ... Brother, Cory, plays baseball at Delaware State ... Majoring in Graphic Design.