Brad Cooper
Brad Cooper
Full Name:  Bradley Cooper


FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
77-78 T       6-2  250  Jr   *   Nassau, Bahamas                 
78-79 T       6-2  250  Sr   *   Nassau, Bahamas                 
79-80 T       6-2  250  Sr-R     Nassau, Bahamas                 


Awards
Track & Field
Year  Award
1978  NCAA Championships - Discus (4th) - Outdoor
1979  NCAA Championships - Discus (1st) - Outdoor
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1984
Bradley Cooper, Florida State's greatest field event performer, came to Tallahassee from the Bahamas. In 1978, his junior year, he won All-American honors when he finished fourth in the NCAA discus with a throw of 189'. The mark was an FSU school record and a Bahamian national record. In his senior year Brad won the NCAA championship in the discus. His throw of 212'6" broke the NCAA record, making Brad Florida State's first NCAA record holder in track and field. His mark stood for four years. Cooper is also FSU's second best all-time shot putter with a toss of 60'2". Co-captain of the '79 squad, Cooper returned after graduation to help coach Seminole weight men. He currently serves as Minister of Recreation for the Bahamas and remains a world class discus thrower and a Bahamian Olympian. The soaring discus throws of this splendid giant brought great honor and distinction to the Garnet and Gold.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1978 Season
01/14/1978 EAST TENNESSEE RELAYS          Shot Put (I)                    6    50- 5.75   15.39m   1
01/28/1978 LSU RELAYS                     Shot Put (I)                    6    48- 1.50   14.67m   1
03/11/1978 FAMU RELAYS                    Shot Put                        4    47- 3.50   14.41m   1
03/11/1978 FAMU RELAYS                    Discus                          1   177- 7.37   54.14m   5
03/18/1978 SPRINGTIME RELAYS              Shot Put                        6    49- 9.00   15.16m   1
03/18/1978 SPRINGTIME RELAYS              Discus                          1   166- 9.50   50.84m   6
04/01/1978 MISSISSIPPI STATE              Shot Put                        1    53- 0.50   16.17m   5
04/01/1978 MISSISSIPPI STATE              Discus                          1   180- 7.00   55.04m   5
04/08/1978 TENNESSEE                      Shot Put                        3    52- 5.50   15.99m   1
04/08/1978 TENNESSEE                      Discus                          1   178- 3.50   54.34m   5
05/21/1978 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Shot Put                        3    51- 2.25   15.60m   2
05/21/1978 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Discus                          2   181- 9.00   55.40m   3
06/03/1978 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      Discus                          4   185- 2.00   56.44m   4
            1979 Season
02/18/1979 LSU INDOOR INVITATIONAL        Shot Put (I)                    5    52- 0.75   15.87m   1
03/17/1979 WINTER HAVEN TRACK CLASSIC     Shot Put                        3    53- 8.75   16.38m   3
03/17/1979 WINTER HAVEN TRACK CLASSIC     Discus                          3   191- 0.00   58.22m   3
04/07/1979 TENNESSEE                      Shot Put                        3    52- 8.75   16.07m   1
04/07/1979 TENNESSEE                      Discus                          1   196- 4.00   59.84m   5
04/14/1979 LOUISIANA STATE                Shot Put                        3    53-11.75   16.45m   2
04/14/1979 LOUISIANA STATE                Discus                          1   197- 0.50   60.06m   5
04/16/1979 SOUTH ALABAMA INVITATIONAL     Shot Put                        2    53- 7.00   16.33m   4
04/16/1979 SOUTH ALABAMA INVITATIONAL     Discus                          1   187- 8.00   57.20m   5
04/28/1979 DOMINO CLASSIC                 Discus                          1   198- 1.00   60.38m   5
05/05/1979 FLORIDA                        Shot Put                        3    54- 0.00   16.46m   1
05/05/1979 FLORIDA                        Discus                          1   202- 4.00   61.67m   5
05/12/1979 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            Shot Put                        3    52- 7.00   16.03m   6
05/12/1979 METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS            Discus                          1   198- 2.00   60.40m   5
05/18/1979 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Discus                          1   191- 2.00   58.27m   5
05/18/1979 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Shot Put                        2    54- 0.00   16.46m   4
06/01/1979 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      Discus                          1   212- 6.25   64.78m  10
            1980 Season
05/31/1980 ATHLETIC ATTIC CLASSIC         Discus                          1   202- 5.00   61.70m   5