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Jim Bob Cooter
Offensive Assistant
College:
Tennessee
Experience:
5

Jim Bob Cooter enters his first season with the Denver Broncos in 2013 as an offensive assistant. He was hired by the club on Jan. 29, 2013.

Entering his fifth year coaching in the NFL, Cooter spent the 2012 campaign as an offensive quality control coach with Kansas City following three years on the offensive staff with Indianapolis.

Jim Bob Cooter enters his first season with the Denver Broncos in 2013 as an offensive assistant. He was hired by the club on Jan. 29, 2013.

Entering his fifth year coaching in the NFL, Cooter spent the 2012 campaign as an offensive quality control coach with Kansas City following three years on the offensive staff with Indianapolis.

Cooter helped the Chiefs rank first in the AFC (fifth in the NFL) with 149.7 rushing yards per game in 2012, as running back Jamaal Charles was selected to his second career Pro Bowl after totaling 1,509 yards and five touchdowns on the ground.

He served as Assistant to Indianapolis Offensive Coordinator Clyde Christiansen in 2011 after two seasons on the offensive staff for the 2009 and ‘10 AFC South Division Champion Colts.

In 2010, Cooter worked with an offense that finished as the NFL’s No.1-ranked passing unit (288.1 ypg) with quarterback Peyton Manning at the helm. The 2009 squad featured the league’s second-ranked passing offense (282.2 ypg) en route to a 14-game winning streak to begin the season and an appearance in Super Bowl XLIV against the New Orleans Saints.

He got his start in coaching at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee, serving as a graduate assistant from 2007-08, following the conclusion of his playing career as a quarterback for the Volunteers from 2002-06. He appeared in six games for Tennessee in addition to earning four Academic All-Southeastern Conference honors.

Cooter, who earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management (2006) and a master’s degree in sports psychology (2008) from Tennessee, attended Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Ten., where he was a Region 3-5A MVP at quarterback and outside linebacker. James Robert Cooter was born on July 3, 1984.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Denver Broncos
Offensive Assistant    2013

Kansas City Chiefs
Offensive Quality Control    2012

Indianapolis Colts
Assistant to Offensive Coordinator    2011
Offensive Assistant    2010
Staff Assistant to Offense    2009

University of Tennessee
Graduate Assistant    2007-08

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