Ron Cooper

Assistant Director of Sports Medicine
Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper is in his second season as the athletic trainer for the University of Nevada men’s basketball and women’s swimming & diving teams.  Cooper comes to the Wolf Pack from the NFL’s Chicago Bears were he worked as a seasonal athletic trainer.
In his new role, Cooper is responsible for all health care aspects of both men’s basketball and women’s swimming & diving teams.  He also oversees the sports medicine department inventory and is in charge of new product research.
While with the Bears, Cooper assisted with daily rehabilitation of the players.  Additional duties included traveling with players to meet with specialty physicians, organization and coordination of athletic training equipment supplies, and supervision of summer training camp interns.
Prior to his time in the NFL he worked as an intern athletic trainer at Michigan State University with the Spartan football team.  While at MSU he performed daily rehabilitation, supervised undergraduate athletic training students in the MSU athletic training education program, served as a liaison between the athletes and physicians, documented injuries, scheduled physician appointments, and established post-concussion balance measurements.
Cooper also spent time at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. working as the interim head football athletic trainer for the football and men’s basketball teams.  He coordinated and handled all the athletic training needs of both teams in his time at MSU.
The Rochester, N.Y. native earned his bachelor’s degree in health and fitness training from Daemen College in Amherst, N.Y. in 2013 and later his master’s degree in athletic training in 2014. He also holds additional certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and a Corrective Exercise Specialist.