Former Georgia football player and Ole Miss head coach Ken Cooper passed away on Tuesday, first reported by WJCL in Savannah, Ga.
Cooper played as an offensive end for the Bulldogs from 1955-57. He then served as an assistant for Georgia from 1963-70 before joining the Rebels as an assistant. He was named the Ole Miss head coach in 1974, and served in that role for four seasons.
Despite winning SEC Coach of the Year in 1975 after a 5-1 conference record (6-5 overall), Cooper was fired after the 1977 season after recording an overall record of 21-23, including 12-14 in conference.
Cooper had recently served as the head tennis coach at Benedictine Military School in Savannah since 2004. He was named the Boys Tennis Coach of the Year in 2017 by the Savannah News.