Brian Michael Cooper is Senior Associate Athletic Director - Finance at Rice University. At Rice, Cooper serves as Athletics' chief financial officer, responsible for management of the annual budget, fiscal strategy, and administrative oversight for issues related to Human Resources, Information Technology and Legal.
Cooper brings a wealth of experience to the Owls' senior staff. He previously served as President of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the 2010 NBA D-League Champions and an affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. During his tenure with the Vipers, Cooper negotiated the first-of-its-kind hybrid partnership with the Rockets, a partnership that resulted in the Vipers leading the league in many economic categories and winning the 2010 NBA D-League title.
Cooper is also an attorney licensed to practice in New York and Texas. After graduation, he worked as an attorney at Proskauer Rose in New York, working on litigation matters for the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and the National Hockey League. At Haynes and Boone in Houston, Cooper represented companies in the negotiation of multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with professional athletes. He is also a former NFLPA and NBA-PA certified player agent The Evansville, Indiana, native also worked with the Management Council of the National Football League while in law school. At the NFL headquarters in New York City he worked on matters related to injury grievances filed by league players and helped staff counsel prepare for hearings.
Cooper played football for two years at Cornell University (1988-89), where he earned his undergraduate degree in Government and Philosophy with a semester abroad at Oxford University. He earned a master degree from Harvard University and a law degree from Columbia Law School.
Cooper and his family reside in The Woodlands, north of downtown Houston.
Lady Techsters Hand Owls 62-51 Road Loss
02/25/2017 - W. Basketball - Rice redshirt sophomore guard Nicole Iademarco surpassed the 20-point barrier for a third consecutive game but the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters...
Golf Heads to Mexico for Querencia Cabo Collegiate
02/25/2017 - M. Golf - Rice will face one of the top fields in the nation this Sunday-Tuesday, Feb. 26-28, when it heads to Mexico for the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. The ...
Men’s Hoops Hosts Louisiana Tech on...
02/24/2017 - M. Basketball - Rice will host its annual Senior Day this Saturday, Feb. 25, when it takes on Louisiana Tech in its final home game of the regular season. Tip-off ...
Schillinger & Swinney Win Individual Event...
02/25/2017 - W. Swimming - The Rice duo of Kaitlyn Swinney and Marie-Claire Schillinger both set records on their way to winning individual Conference USA event titles Friday...
Owls Fall Friday In Series-Opener, 8-4
02/24/2017 - Baseball - Visiting Southeastern Louisiana scored seven runs on just three hits in the top of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 game wide open in an 8-4 win...
Owls Blaze Through Day One of Blue Gray Action
02/24/2017 - M. Tennis - The Rice men’s tennis team got off to a blazing start on the first day of action at the 69th Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery,...
Owls Roll to 6-1 Win Over Roadrunners
02/24/2017 - W. Tennis - Wendy Zhang did not drop a game in singles to spark the 23rd ranked Rice Owls to a 6-1 win over UTSA at the George R. Brown Tennis Center on Friday.
Baseball Hosts Southeastern Louisiana In...
02/23/2017 - Baseball - The Rice baseball team, ranked as high as No. 21 in the nation, hosts Southeastern Louisiana in its first weekend home series of the season Feb. 24...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store