Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich announced Jan. 29, 2020 that AJ Cooper has been hired to the Cougar Football coaching staff as the defensive EDGE’s coach.
Cooper, who owns 14 years of college coaching experience, comes to Washington State after spending the past six seasons working the defensive ends and special teams for the University of Wyoming. Prior to the 2019 season, Cooper was promoted to serve as the Cowboys’ defensive run-game coordinator. He worked the previous eight seasons at North Dakota State including the final five seasons coaching the Bison defensive ends. For Wyoming, he coached five All-Mountain West Conference players including one Special Teams Player of the Year and one Freshman All-American on the defensive line.