Todd Cooley

Last updated
Todd Cooley
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Delta State
Conference GSC
Record61–40
Biographical details
Born (1975-09-07) September 7, 1975 (age 48)
Alma mater Arkansas Tech University
Playing career
1994–1997 Arkansas Tech
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1998–1999 Arkansas Tech (RB)
2000 Northeastern State (QB/WR)
2001–2003 Ouachita Baptist (QB)
2004Arkansas Tech (OC/QB)
2005–2008 Central Arkansas (OC/QB)
2009–2012 Northwestern State (OC/QB)
2013–present Delta State
Head coaching record
Overall61–40
Tournaments2–3 (NCAA D-II playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
2 GSC (2014, 2022)
Awards
3x GSC Coach of the Year (2013, 2014, 2022)

Todd Cooley (born September 7, 1975) is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Delta State University; a position he has held since 2013. Cooley grew up in Nashville, Arkansas and graduated from Arkansas Tech University with a degree in English. At ATU, Cooley started at quarterback from 1996 to 1997 and was a nominee for the Harlon Hill Award. He began his coaching career in 1998 at Arkansas Tech and has also served as an offensive assistant coach at Northeastern State where he received his master's degree, Ouachita Baptist, Central Arkansas and Northwestern State. Cooley was announced as the head coach at Delta State on January 25, 2013, after the resignation of Jamey Chadwell. As an assistant Cooley has been part of four conference championship teams and as a head coach, he has won one co-championship. Cooley was named Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year in 2013 and Co-Coach of the Year in 2014. [1]

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Delta State created a new contract to the head coach after a successful 2017 season, which saw the team back in the playoffs competing, and off the field managing the team success at school. The new contract extends through the 2021 season. [2]

Head coaching record

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs AFCA#
Delta State Statesmen (Gulf South Conference)(2013–present)
2013 Delta State7–34–23rd
2014 Delta State9–26–1T–1stL NCAA Division II Second Round 13
2015 Delta State6–52–56th
2016 Delta State 4–63–5T–6th
2017 Delta State 9–45–3T–2ndL NCAA Division II Second Round 21
2018 Delta State 2–82–67th
2019 Delta State 6–45–33rd
2020–21 No team
2021 Delta State 5–63–45th
2022 Delta State 11–26–1T–1stL NCAA Division II Second Round 9
2023 Delta State2–01–08
Delta State:61–4037–30
Total:61–40
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

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References

  1. Collier, Andy (January 29, 2013). "Cooley fired up about DSU". The Bolivar Commercial. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
  2. "Delta State Inks Todd Cooley To New Contract". January 9, 2018. Retrieved June 22, 2018.