As the Player Performance Director, Cooper will be implementing and developing the mental game and player performance while assisting with technology, video and the day-to-day operations of Florida State softball.
“We are so excited to have Ellie come back to campus and contribute to the fabric of our program,” said head coach Lonni Alameda. “She was an incredible leader during her time spent with us as a player. We now have the opportunity for her to contribute as a professional to a program she loves. Ellie has gained a wealth of knowledge in her time away from Tallahassee in the performance arena, which contributes to her ability to direct our player performance program. Having Ellie as a part of the staff is like bringing a family member back home. We are beyond proud, excited and grateful for our people, like Ellie, that pour into these softball players.”
Cooper was a member of the Seminoles from 2014-17 and was on staff as a Student Assistant during the Seminoles’ 2018 National Championship run.
During her time at Florida State, she was named to the All-ACC team twice (2015 and 2016) and was named a member of the NFCA Southeast All-Region Second Team in 2016. During her time in Tallahassee, she hit .319 with 122 RBI, 31 doubles, seven triples and seven home runs while getting on base 41.7 percent of the time. Cooper was a mainstay at second base, playing in 243 games in her career and finishing with a .960 fielding percentage.
In her four seasons at FSU, the Noles won four ACC Championships and reached four NCAA Super Regionals with two trips to the Women’s College World Series.