After 12 years, Grambling’s James Cooper steps down as Tigers’ baseball coach, accepts job with New York Yankees


After a dozen seasons, a new voice will be heard in the Grambling baseball locker room.

James Cooper is headed to the pros. In an announcement, made on the Tigers’ Twitter account, Cooper addressed those who supported him.

The Cullen, Louisiana native tells NBC 10 Sports he’s taking a job within the New York Yankees.

During his 12 seasons in Grambling, he finished 140-129 in SWAC play. Cooper was named the SWAC ‘Coach of the Year’ in 2010 and 2017.

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