CooperAdam Cooper

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Coaching Experience

Saint Mary’s College, Athletic Department, Moraga, CA                           2006-Present

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

  • Head of all aspects of a Division I men’s soccer program
  • Responsible for development of two assistant coaches
  • One NSCAA 1st team All Far West selection (2012)
  • WCC Defender of the Year (2009, 2012)
  • NCAA Elite 8 (2011) (11-7-5 record)
  • WCC Champions (First time in SMC history {2011})
  • Four consecutive seasons above .500 (First time in SMC history {2009-12})
  • School record shutouts in a season (2011)
  • Far West Region Ranking Committee (2010-Present)
  • Two NSCAA 2nd team All Far West selections (2011)
  • Two NSCAA 3rd team All Far West selections (2010)
  • Two time West Coast Conference Coach of the Year (2009)(2011)
  • NSCAA Far West Region Coach of the Year (2009)
  • NCAA tournament team; first time in school history (2009)
  • WCC Defender of the Year, first one in SMC history (2009)
  • NSCAA 2nd team All Far West selection (2009)
  • School record for fewest goals allowed in a season (2007)
  • Three players drafted into professional ranks—2012, 2007 MLS and USL draft

Maccabi USA                                                                                                   2007-2009

Head Youth Boy’s Coach for 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel (July 2009)

  • Responsible for selecting team to represent the USA in Israel
  • 6th place finish

Head Junior Boy’s Coach for Maccabi Pan-American Games (December 2007)

  • Responsible for selecting team to represent the USA in Argentina
  • This team won the Bronze Medal


Saint Mary’s College, Athletic Department, Moraga, CA                                    2001-2005

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

  • Head of Recruiting, Strength and Conditioning
  • Tied a school record for wins in a season—2005
  • Most wins in conference for a season—2005
  • Two members of NSCAA 3rd Team All Far West Region—2005
  • WCC Freshman of the Year—2003, 2005
  • College Soccer News 2nd team All-American—2004
  • Consecutive shutout record—2001

Diablo Futbol Club, Associate Director of Coaching U9-11 Program (Boys and girls), College Liaison                                           2008-2013

  • Responsible for player development for boys and girls teams U9-U11
  • Responsible for coaching curriculum for U9-11
  • Responsible for coach development

Mount Diablo Soccer League (MDSL), Technical Director                         2003-2005

  • In charge of player development for 33 teams ages U9-U18, boys and girls
  • Responsible for coach selection and development
  • Developed coaching curriculum for all age groups

USYSA Olympic Development Program                                                   2002-2011

  • Assistant Coach 1994 Boys, Region IV—Regional team (2010-2011)
  • Staff Coach, Region IV (2008)
  • California North Assistant Coach, 1992 Boys (2007)
  • Assistant Coach 1986 Boys, Region IV—Regional team (2002-2003)

Calabasas High School, Calabasas, CA                                                            1999-2001

Boy’s Varsity Soccer Co-Head Coach

  • Two Year Record of 36-8-6
  • C.I.F. Semi-Finalist, 22-2-1 Record (1999-2000)
  • Two Consecutive League Championships (1999-2001)

Athletic Experience

Professional: Signed professional soccer contract with:

A-League:  Orange County Waves, Irvine, CA                                                  2000

  • 7th Overall Pick in 2000 A-League Draft
  • 8 Assists as a Defender
  • 2nd on Team in Minutes Played as a Rookie

Collegiate:  University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA

  • 1997 NCAA Division I National Champions
  • 1999 NCAA Division I Semi-Finalist
  • Academic All-Conference (MPSF) 1996, 1999

High School:  Calabasas High School, Calabasas, CA                                   1992-1995

  • 1995 First Team All-C.I.F., MVP Frontier League
  • 1994 C.I.F. Division IV Champions
  • 1993 C.I.F. Division IV Runner-Up

Maccabi Games:  Los Angeles Delegation, Los Angeles, CA                           1992, 1994

  • 1994 Cleveland Games Most Outstanding Player—Bronze Medal

1992 Baltimore Games Most Outstanding Player


Job Skill

Competitive Coach
Competitive Trainer