Tagged: Abilene Cooper


Morris, Mike

Mike Morris, a graduate of Abilene Cooper, is the seventh official to be a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement for Officiating in the Big Country Athletic Hall of Fame and the first baseball umpire. He has reached the pinnacle of collegiate baseball umpiring by calling games in the College World Series. To date, he was […]

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Berry, The Berry Family

The late Powell Berry was an all-district quarterback at Snyder. He is a member of the Snyder Hall of Honor and was a three-year letterman for Bear Bryant at Texas A&M where he was a team co-captain as a senior. All three sons played football at Abilene Cooper. Middle son Ray is already member of […]

Leanne Scott

Scott, Leanne

Leanne Scott coached tennis for 20 years at Cooper High School in     Abilene. She led the Cougars to three straight Class 5A state team tennis titles and 14 district championships. During her career at Cooper, her teams were ranked No. 1 in the state three years in a row, No. 2 in the […]


Stanton, Tom

 Tom Stanton is a member of the Hall of Honor at Cooper High School where he played basketball and baseball and set the school record with 50 points in a game. He earned five varsity letters at Baylor, three in basketball and two in baseball. After a 23-year executive management career, Stanton became the first […]


Schroeder, Ann

Ann Schroeder is perhaps the most honored tennis player in Abilene history. As a junior player she was ranked No. 2 in singles in Texas and No.1 in doubles. At Cooper, she won district and regional championships in doubles and was runner-up in the state tournament in both 1972 and 1973. She also led Cooper […]


Orr, Terry

Terry Orr was a star running back on a district championship team at Cooper and then played for the Texas Longhorns, where he rushed for 1,279 yards and 11 touchdowns during his career. He was fourth in the Southwest Conference in rushing touchdowns in 1984. Orr was selected in the 10th round of the NFL […]

Barbara Crousen

Crousen, Barbara

Barbara Crousen Crousen spent 32 years coaching high school track, including a stint at Abilene Cooper, before joining McMurry University in 1998.  She still serves as the men’s and women’s track coach at McMurry.  During her time at Cooper, she served as president of the Texas Girls Coaches Association in 1993.  In 1995 she was […]


Overton, Ray

Ray Overton Overton is the longest tenured coach in Abilene Cooper history, spending 19 seasons at the school, including 11 years as head coach compiling a 69-40-2 record.  A graduate of Paint Creek High School in 1941, he went to Texas A&M for a year and then joined the Air Force during World War II. […]

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Malone, Andy

Andy Malone Malone compiled an 861-345 record in 41 years as a high school baseball coach, including a 220-52 mark in seven seasons at Cooper.  He led the Cougars to back-to back state titles in 1987 and 1988.  His 1987 team went 33-3 and was deemed the co-national champions by Collegiate Baseball.  His Cooper teams won six […]

Rhiddlehoover, Jon

Jon Rhiddlehoover Rhiddlehoover was an all-state lineman and star discus thrower at Abilene Cooper High School and then earned all-Southwest Conference honors as a lineman at the University of Arkansas.  He later coached at Cooper and McMurry before dying of cancer.  He was inducted posthumously.  Deceased