Coach Ben Cooper just completed his seventh season at Chaffey College. Coach Cooper starts his eighth year as Chaffey’s Head Men’s Soccer coach with hopes of bringing home a Panther State Championship. After winning the conference championship in 2010, the Panthers again advanced to the State Playoffs in 2011 and captured a second confernece championship in 2012.
While at Chaffey, Cooper has coached one NSCAA Junior College All-American, Tyler Mitchell (NAIA/DII, Cal Baptist University), among other All-American nominees. He has also had the privilege of coaching the 2008 and 2010 Foothill Conference MVP’s (Ernesto Ramos- Cal State Dominguez Hills & Danny Nunez, Ontario HS). Chaffey also has a lot of pride in transferring student athletes to 4-yr universities (See Alumni Athletes). Through hard work and untiring recruitment, Ben looks to build the perfect team of dedicated student athletes.
Ben graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Cal State San Bernardino and went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton in 2004. In addition to coaching the Panthers, Cooper is a full-time Physical Education teacher at Summit Intermediate School (Grades 6-8) and also teaches evening classes in the Physical Education department at Chaffey College. Whether it’s on the field or in the classroom, teaching is his truest passion.
When he’s not coaching, Ben enjoys watching and playing sports, going to concerts and spending time with his wife, Grace, who is Chaffey College’s Head Women’s Soccer Coach.