|Hometown:||San Francisco, CA|
|High School:||George Washington High School|
1999: Sat out his senior year.
1998: Appeared in 12 games all in relief...Led the team in ERA...Did not give up a run in his longest outing (5.1 innings) vs. Sacramento State on April 17...Struck out four batters over two innings in his first outing of the season...Did not give up a run in his final two outings.
Junior College: Was coached by Mike Garcia at Canada Junior College in Redwood City, CA...As a Sophomore posted a 6-4 record with a 2.48 ERA...Won the Coast Conference Championships as a Sophomore.
High School: Played for Joe Gualco at George Washington High School...Posted a 1.65 ERA during his Senior Year...Struck out 14 batters in one game on two occasions...Had a total of 75 strike outs his senior year...Went 14-2 as a Junior...Batted .400 on the varsity level...Won the city and Transbay championships in both his senior and junior years...Was twice voted school athlete of the year...Studied his way to the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born on November 4, 1977 in San Francisco...Has also competed in Ice Hockey...Roots for the forty-niners, Giants, and Sharks...Favorite Movies include The Program, Youngblood, and Major League...Enjoys watching Beverly Hills 90210 and Sportscenter...Favorite novel is The Grapes of Wrath...Favorite athletes include Billy Wagner and Tom Glavine...Majoring in Law and Society...Son of Gary and JoAnn Cooley.