Cooper steps down as head coach of the softball team

Cooper steps down as head coach of the softball team

PHILADELPHIA – After leading the Philadelphia University softball team for the last three seasons, Larry Cooper has stepped down from his head coaching role on Monday.

Cooper led the Rams to one of their most successful seasons in 2017. Philadelphia racked 25 victories—tied for the second-most in school history—and made a tremendous run through the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament that ended with a runner-up finish—the best finish in the conference tournament. Naomi Stas became the team's first all-region selection since 2014 with her selection to the Division II Conference Commissioner Association All-East Region Softball First Team.

In his three seasons at the Rams' head coach, Cooper compiled 58 victories—the third-highest total in program history. Four players earned a place on the All-CACC team, including first-team honorees Emma Haley (2015) and Stas (2017). In the classroom, 10 different players were named to the CACC All-Academic Team for having a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50.

A search to find Cooper's replacement will begin immediately.

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