Head Women’s Coach CHE
Coach Cooper, a native from the Chicago, IL area, is entering his fourth season with California University of PA hockey program and first as the teams Head Coach. A graduate of Marshall University, Bob earned a degree in criminal justice and political science. Bob is currently employed by the state of West Virginia. Growing up in Chicago, Cooper played travel hockey throughout the Chicago, IL area and at Brother Rice High School. Cooper began his coaching career in Cumberland, MD in 1997 and then began coaching women there in 2004. In 2006, he was named a Co-Coach of the Frostburg State University Men’s DIII team. Adding to his women’s coaching experience; Cooper started coaching the Altoona Lady Trackers U-19 team in 2006 through the 2009/10 season. He has also served as a coach for the Women’s Tier I level Team Pittsburgh from 2006-2008 and the Gilmour Lancers in 2009. During Coach Coopers career he has had the opportunity to coach at all levels. Coach Cooper is currently a level four USA Hockey certified coach. He is looking forward towards the opportunity to help the women’s team build upon their current success.
Assistant Women’s Coach CHE
Joe, a native of PortVue, PA, is entering his first season as an Assistant Coach for the Women’s team. This season is a first in coaching for Joe, but he brings with him a wealth of playing experience. Throughout his playing years he has been a member of the South Allegheny High School (2002-06), Amateur Penguins and Junior Penguins (2004-06), CCAC (2007-11) and the Danbury Whalers of the Federal Hockey League (2012-13). Currently Joe serves as a skating instructor for the South Hills Amateur Hockey Association (SHAHA). With many years of hockey experience Joe plans on utilizing that to focus on player development for the Vulcans players during the upcoming season. Please feel free to contact him with any questions you may have.