Tagged: Abilene Cooper

Lackey, John

John Lackey, a three-sport standout at Abilene High, pitched in the major leagues for the Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs  from 2002-2017. He compiled a career record of 188-147 with 2,294 strikeouts and a career earned run average of 3.92. Lackey, who helped Grayson College to the National […]

Cox, Jackie Ramsey

Jackie Ramsey-Cox, 1970 graduate of Abilene Cooper, was an All-American skeet shooter and a seven-time world champion. She was a member of the young, upstart Texas Whiz Kids who won the 5-man team 12 gauge World Championship in 1972 at Rochester, New York with a score of 1242×1250. She once held a women’s world record […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]