Born and raised just outside of Saskatoon, “Coop” was a left-handed pitcher and first basemen with the Cardinals zone before playing Midget with the Cubs and a provincial-winning Giants team. He was a member of Team Saskatchewan at the Western Canada Summer Games and at the Canada Cup. He played at the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball for his grade 11-12 seasons followed by the Prairie Baseball Academy for two championship-winning seasons in 2013 and 2014. Two shoulder surgeries cut his pitching career short, so he moved right into coaching. Coop’s coaching experience has seen him coach at nearly every level between Mosquito AAA and Midget AAA with time also spent as an assistant coach at the Vauxhall Academy and pitching coach at the Prairie Baseball Academy.