- Player Bio (2006-09)
Brittnee Cooper, LSU Volleyball’s only SEC Player of the Year in 2009, returned home to Baton Rouge to be a volunteer assistant coach for the volleyball program prior to the 2021 season.
Cooper joins the LSU staff after having been an assistant coach at Tulsa for the past four seasons. This will serve as her second stint as a volunteer assistant at LSU as she assumed the same role for the 2010 season following the end of her collegiate career.
Cooper dawned the purple and gold from 2006-09, part of a stretch where the Tigers reached the NCAA Tournament in six consecutive seasons from 2005-10. During Cooper’s senior season when she was named SEC Player of the Year, she led the Tigers to their sixth ever SEC Championship.
The two-time All-America middle-blocker holds the school record for hitting percentage throughout a season when she hit .409 in 2009. Her career hitting percentage of .329 is the fourth highest in program history. Hitting the ball at such a rate, Cooper was able to compile 1,100 kills throughout her career.
As a sophomore in 2017, Cooper recorded 152 block assists which stands today as the sixth most in a season in program history. Throughout her career the Houston, Texas native recorded 83 solo blocks (ninth most in program history) and 421 block assists (fifth most in program history) which added up to 504 total career blocks (fifth most in program history). She averaged 1.32 blocks per set throughout her four seasons which is the sixth highest mark in the history of the program.
As a member of the USA Collegiate National Team in 2009, Cooper earned a silver medal. After serving as the Tigers’ volunteer assistant in 2010 and helping coach Desiree Elliot to become the SEC Freshman of the Year, Cooper played volleyball professionally overseas for seven years.