Former Arkansas graduate assistant Zach Cooper joined the University of Houston Women's Basketball program as its video coordinator, head coach Ronald Hughey announced on May 15, 2014 .
Cooper comes to Houston after spending two seasons (2012-14) as a team manager and assistant video coordinator for the University of Arkansas Women's Basketball program. In that role he worked closely with coaches to create scouting reports of various opponents, while also filming the team's games throughout the season.
"I'm excited to welcome Zach to our family," said Hughey. "He has a great mind for basketball and his energy and enthusiasm fit the mold of the staff we already have in place. He comes from a successful Arkansas program and we look forward to having him here at Houston."
In addition to analyzing and cutting film at Arkansas, Cooper served as an assistant to the director of basketball operations, aiding in scheduling of games and developing the team's travel itinerary.
Before his stint at Arkansas, he was a four-year letterwinning (2006-10) forward at Central College in Iowa. Cooper currently ranks second on the program's all-time career blocks list (110), while he is also placed second on the school's single-season blocked shots list, collecting 46 swats during the 2008-09 campaign.
While a student-athlete at Central College, Cooper also served as an intern within the athletic department and spent the summer of 2009 as a sales intern in London.
Cooper has also acted as the head coach and program director for Team Game Point Elite, an AAU program based in Dallas, Texas.
A native of Johnston, Iowa, Cooper graduated from Central College in May of 2010 with a bachelor's degree in marketing before earning his master's in recreation and sports management from the University of Arkansas in May of 2014.
Cooper is the older of two sons to parents, Mark and Judi Cooper. His younger brother also shares a passion for sports, currently serving as a manager for the University of Iowa football team.