Cooper to Take Sabbatical From Coaching Baseball at Hoover

Bob Cooper will take a one-season sabbatical from the Hoover High baseball team next year, citing a need to temporarily escape the rigors of coaching.

Assistant Randy Tiffany will coach the team during the hiatus.

In 15 seasons under Cooper, Hoover has won three Pacific League and three Foothill League titles, and has made the Southern Section playoffs 11 times.

Cooper, 49, who has a career record of 415-219, also coached at Harvard, Elsinore and Lee Vining.


“I think that I need a little break once in a while and after 26 years, I’m taking that break,” said Cooper, who will retain his teaching position at the school.