‘Old school’ coaching lives on

In 2006, the Gunnison Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team didn’t have enough members for a full squad. The team hosted tryouts for underclassmen to join the low-in-numbers group. This was the day, as a sixth grader, I first met coach and retired teacher Craig Cooper. I was terrified. Cooper, al though having a calm, polite and kind personality off the court, is known for yelling while the clock runs.

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