SENIOR SEASON (2012-13):Among most dominate frontcourt players in the nation as a senior ... tri-captain of team along with Eric Atkins and Scott Martin ... averaged career bests of 13.1 points (Irish second-leading scorer) and 10.1 rebounds and was the only BIG EAST player to average double figures in conference play while averaging 12.4 points and 10.1 boards ... also led the team with 41 blocked shots ... earned first team all-BIG EAST honors ... played and started all 35 contests and averaged a career-best 29.3 minutes per game ... led the Irish in scoring on 13 occasions and in rebounding 27 times ... recorded a BIG EAST-leading 19 double-doubles during the season and 32 during his career ... scored 10 or more points 29 times during the season and grabbed 10-plus rebounds on 20 occasions ... netted 20-plus points on four times during the season and eight times during his career ... scored in double figures in a career-high 14 straight games during non-conference and BIG EAST play ... ended the season 13th nationally in rebounding and fourth with his 19 double-doubles ... registered first double-double of the campaign in the season opener against Evansville as he scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, in addition to blocking six shots ... opened up the campaign by registering a double-double in three of the first four games .... named to the Coaches vs. Cancer All-Tournament Team after scoring 14 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in loss to St. Joseph's and then scoring 19 points and hauling in 13 rebounds in win over BYU ... had a stretch early in non-conference play in which he posted four consecutive double-doubles that included a 15-point, 12-rebound effort against Purdue in the Crossroads Classic in Indianapolis, Ind. ... closed out non-conference stretch in December by recording three consecutive double-doubles ... had one of his best overall performances of the season against Niagara as he finished with 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while shooting nine-for-12 from the field ... that come after a 14-point and 11-rebound performance against Kennesaw State as he finished five-of-six from the field ... in BIG EAST opener against Seton Hall, scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in leading Irish to victory ... helped Irish preserved 69-66 win over Rutgers by taking crucial charge at the end of the game ... in addition to late-game heroics versus the Scarlet Knights, finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds ... during key stretch in BIG EAST conference regular season, posted double figures in both scoring and rebounds in a career-high six straight games ... in back-to-back victories against Villanova and DePaul scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds versus the Wildcats and then scored a season-high 26 points and hauled in 16 boards in overtime win against Blue Demons on the road ... in the victory against DePaul connected on a career-high eight free throws on 10 attempts ... played a career-high 42 minutes of the contest in the overtime victory at DePaul ... garnered BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll accolades three times ... played in the Reese's Division I College Senior All-Star Game ... named Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP ... garnered NABC District V first team honors and also was named to the Basketball Times Mideast All-District Team.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12): Played in 33 games and made 31 starts ... registered 414 points and 295 rebounds ... led the Irish in scoring average (12.5 ppg.) and rebounding average (8.9 rpg.) along with blocking a team-best 52 shots ... all of those marks were career-high totals ... also notched career-best figures in steals (20) and assists (25) ... his .625 shooting percentage from the field (158-253) led the team and ranked sixth in Notre Dame history for a single season ... logged 947 minutes on the floor (28.7 mpg.) ... garnered the BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award and was named to the all-BIG EAST second team ... tapped as the BIG EAST Player of the Week once and was selected to the league's weekly honor roll on five occasions ... earned the team's Most Improved Player Award ... led the Fighting Irish in double-doubles with 13 ... scored in double-figures 19 times ... tallied 20 or more points a team-high six times ... hauled down 10 or more boards on 15 occasions ... was Notre Dame's leading scorer in a game 10 times and leading rebounder 22 times ... had a team-high block total in 24 contests ... averaged 14.6 points and 10.2 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... had 10 double-doubles during regular-season conference play ... dished out a career-best four assists against Sam Houston State ... first double-double of the campaign was an 11-point, 17-rebound effort in a 93-69 win over Delaware State ... missed the Maryland game due to illness ... returned to the lineup and posted back-to-back 22-point performances versus Maine and Dartmouth ... also had 14 boards against Maine and a career-high four blocked shots versus Dartmouth ... was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field en route to 19 points in a win over Sacred Heart ... totaled 15 points and 11 rebounds at Cincinnati and followed that up with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 67-65 double-overtime victory at Louisville ... played a career-high 43 minutes in the Louisville contest ... went for 17 points and 10 boards in a 67-58 triumph of No. 1 Syracuse ... registered 13 points and 11 rebounds in the following game, a 55-42 win at Seton Hall ... began a stretch of four straight double-doubles (all Notre Dame wins) with a 21-point, 12-rebound effort at West Virginia ... produced 22 points and 14 rebounds against DePaul and then had 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds versus Rutgers ... was 10-for-12 from the field and matched a career-best mark with four blocked shots in the DePaul contest ... named the BIG EAST Player of the Week for his performances against the Mountaineers and Blue Demons ... compiled 18 points and 13 boards in Notre Dame's comeback overtime victory at Villanova ... had 18 points and 11 rebounds at St. John's ... scored a career-high 27 points in addition to hauling in 17 rebounds in a 75-69 win over Providence ... matched a career-high total with 10 made field goals (on 15 attempts) in the Providence game ... notched 11 points and 11 rebounds against Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship ... led the Irish with 18 points against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament ... participated in Four Nations Cup in August 2011 in Estonia as part of East Coast All-Stars ... attended adidas Nations camp in August 2012.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11): Played in all 34 games and was a major contributor off the bench for the Fighting Irish ... scored 125 points (3.7 ppg) and hauled down 106 rebounds (3.1 rpg) ... registered 18 blocked shots, 11 assists and eight steals ... shot a team-best 65.5% from the field (55-84) ... averaged 10.3 minutes per game ... scored in double-figures four times ... led the Irish in scoring once (USF) ... posted a team-best block total in nine games ... netted 11 points and grabbed six rebounds in the season-opening win against Georgia Southern ... was a perfect 3-3 from the free throw line versus Georgia Southern ... registered 13 points and five rebounds in a triumph of Maine ... made 15 consecutive field goals over the course of three games (Rutgers, Louisville, USF) ... made his final attempt against Rutgers before going a perfect 5-5 and finishing with 10 points in a win over Louisville ... made his first nine shots against USF (finished 9-10) en route to 18 points ... had 18 points and eight rebounds versus USF ... played a season-high 19 minutes in an overtime loss to Louisville in the semifinals of the BIG EAST Championship.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10): Played in 21 contests ... registered 20 points, 37 rebounds and five blocked shots ... played nine minutes and grabbed two rebounds in the season opener against North Florida ... had two points and three boards versus Liberty ... notched two points and four rebounds against Kennesaw State ... recorded season-high totals in points (5) and rebounds (8) in 11 minutes against Bucknell ... had five points, five rebounds and two steals in a season-high 19 minutes at Louisville ... three points and four boards in 13 minutes against Pittsburgh ... four points and three rebounds in 12 minutes of action at Georgetown ... tallied three points and three rebounds versus Connecticut ... grabbed one rebound against Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
AWARDS AND HONORS: First Team All-BIG EAST (2013) ... Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American (2013) ... NABC District V First Team (2013) ... Basketball Times Mideast All-District Team (2013) ... Notre Dame Monogram Club MVP (2013) ... Reese's Division I College Senior All-Star Game (2013) ... Second Team All-BIG EAST (2012) ... BIG EAST Most Improved Player Award (2012) ... BIG EAST Player of the Week (week of Feb. 13, 2012) ... BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (week of Nov. 19, Dec. 24 and Feb. 4 during 2012-13 campaign and weeks of Dec. 12, Dec. 26, Jan. 9, Jan. 23 and Feb. 20 during 2011-12 season).
HIGH SCHOOL: Finished career as the third-leading scorer at Glenbrook South as he tallied 1,189 points ... three-year starter under head coach Scott Nemeck ... missed second half of final season after injuring his thumb and undergoing surgery ... prior to injuring his thumb, he was averaging 20.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots ... nominated for McDonald's All-American team in 2009 ... named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state first team as a senior after garnering second-team honors as a junior ... two-time South Central Suburban Conference honoree ... two-time MVP for the Titans ... also averaged a double-double in his junior campaign, netting 20.7 points and 11.2 rebounds, in addition to 3.4 blocks and 3.1 assists ... honored in 2007-08 and 2008-09 as an all-city selection ... team captain ... posted a triple-double against Evanston as he netted 22 points, 22 rebounds, and 11 blocks against Evanston High School in his season ... played in the Chicago Suburban/City All-Star game.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jack Ryan Cooley ... oldest of two children ... has a younger sibling Blair ... 2012-13 participant in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy ... member of National Honor Society in 2008-09 ... was named an Illinois State Scholar during the 2008-09 academic year ... son of John and Phyllis Cooley ... born in Evanston, Ill. ... received bachelor's degree in finance from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Cooley in the BIG EAST Conference