Ernie Cooper

Ernie Cooper to rejoin Grizzlies football program

After 15 seasons at the helm of the Granite Bay varsity football program, roaming the sidelines with a clipboard in one hand and his reading glasses in the other, legendary Granite ...

Former Granite Bay lineman to participate in East-West Shrine Game

Home for the holidays, with his degree in-hand, 2012 Granite Bay High School graduate Gavin Andrews can finally shift his focus to one thing — football.  The well-verse ...

FOR THE LOVE OF FOOTBALL | Granite Bay Flag Football League surges in year two

With the rising popularity of rugby and lacrosse, paired with the increased awareness around concussions in tackle football, a few of Granite Bay’s community leaders have wit ...

PASSING THE TORCH: Cooper heads to front office as Evans takes over GB program

Taking over for a legend is one of the most difficult tasks any high school football coach is faced with this decade.  For newly appointed head coach Jeff Evans, keeping the ...

Ernie Cooper steps down from Granite Bay Football; Jeff Evans takes over head coaching duties

After taking the offseason to assess the Granite Bay football program, Ernie Cooper has decided to step down as head coach and focus his energies on running the scho ...

Hangin' with coach Cooper: Granite Bay's state champion football coach gets ready for 2014 season

  Ernie Cooper didn't hesitate. When asked how much he missed coaching football, one-to-10, his answer came like a quarterback snap. "10, without question,” ...

Granite Bay names interim head football coach

Granite Bay High School on Friday announced it has named James “Skip” Albano as interim head coach of the varsity football team. Albano replaces Ernie Cooper, who step ...

Granite Bay football coach Cooper steps down

Ernie Cooper, the only varsity football head coach at Granite Bay since the high school was established in 1996, stepped down Wednesday. Cooper led the Grizzlies to five Sac-Joaqu ...

Granite Bay holds off Rocklin in thriller

Greg Benzel bet on Rocklin High School’s offense rather than gambling with his defense. He had seen enough of Granite Bay’s offense for one night. Rocklin trailed by a point F ...