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Stefan Cooper

Title: Sports Editor
Contact: 865-981-9105

About Stefan Cooper


Stefan graduated from Alcoa High School so long ago, 1978, that Noah, the guy with the ark, was a point guard on the Tornado basketball team. After high school, Stefan spent eight years in the Navy, returning home to attend the University of Tennessee. In Knoxville, he spent four years with The Daily Beacon, the Tennessee student newspaper, where served as sports editor and news editor.

Beginning as a correspondent in 1992, Stefan spent 15 years with The Daily Times before joining the Blount Today staff. An avid cyclist, he has not owned an automobile since 1985, carrying out his Blount Today duties exclusively by bicycle. Woefully misguided, his favorite sports team is the New York Yankees. Stefan firmly believes former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert to be the greatest football player to ever live.

Position History

  • Sports Editor
    10/10/2007 - current

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Recent Work

  • The wins, the losses, the tears Published 10/12/2011 at 2:04 p.m. 1 Comment

    Ryan Click hitting that shot had to be the wildest thing to happen in seven years of Blount Today sports. We got to see Cait McMahan and Lee Humphrey cut down the nets on national television. Maryville got so good ...

  • Scots reach midterm exam badly in need of win Published 10/05/2011 at 3:22 p.m.

    The numbers are sobering. Through four games, the Maryville College football team has yet to produce a 100-yard rusher. That’s 100 yards over the four games combined. Sophomore Chad Brooks leads with 85 yards on 38 carries. Fifth-year redshirt senior ...

  • Scots volleyball making music all its own Published 10/05/2011 at 3:21 p.m.

    The dates for this weekend’s matches at Emory University in Atlanta finally hit home for Kandis Schram earlier this week, and the Maryville College women’s volleyball coach is having some issues with the schedule maker. The Scots (13-5) will face ...

  • Ranked Scots proving exceedingly versatile Published 10/05/2011 at 3:20 p.m.

    He doesn’t bend it like the other guy, but he’s a Beckham. He even wears No. 23. Maryville College junior Brian Beckham is also one of nine Scots to tally at least a goal this season for one of the ...

  • Unbeaten Alcoa Middle sports super-sized roster Published 09/28/2011 at 3:02 p.m.

    Breakfast must be awesome. At 6-foot-2, 280 pounds, Jeremiah Scott isn’t just big. The Alcoa Middle School eighth-grader is bigger than any defensive tackle at Maryville College. He’s bigger than any defensive lineman on the whole Maryville team. “He’s a ...

  • Captain’s gesture sparks Lady Rebel title run Published 09/21/2011 at 12:44 p.m.

    Caroline Jenkins lit up when the public address announcer at William Blount High School announced her name as the most valuable player of the 2011 Blount County volleyball tournament Monday night. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving player, her ...

  • Schram’s legacy far greater than 600 volleyball wins Published 09/21/2011 at 12:44 p.m.

    Just as the magnitude of last Wednesday night was finally sinking in, Kandis Schram checked her Facebook page. The winningest coach in Maryville College history in any sport, Schram collected her 600th win as the school’s volleyball coach when the ...

  • Pride of the Southside Published 09/14/2011 at 4:20 p.m.

    It just may be the best kept secret in town. They’re no threat to famed local eatery Aubrey’s just yet, but Teresa Prestridge, Heather Breazeale and Brandi Denman are just getting started. Fundraising is vital for youth football programs like ...

  • TSSAA rules WB’s Fuller ineligible Published 09/09/2011 at 8:16 a.m.

    William Blount High School was notified by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association earlier this week that junior linebacker Trace Fuller is no longer eligible to play for the Governors football team and the school must vacate its win over ...

  • Scots hope clash with Eagles stepping stone to title Published 09/07/2011 at 1:50 p.m.

    Next year, Alabama. The odds of a Maryville College victory Thursday night in Cookeville are playing out along those lines as the Scots renew acquaintances with Tennessee Tech after a 63-year break. The Golden Eagles are bigger. They’re faster. Division ...

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