MHS graduate and current Offensive Coordinator chosen as next leader of Bears
Grant Cooper has been selected as the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director of the Montgomery High School Bears for the 2022-2023 school year.
Cooper is no stranger to Montgomery High School. He has served as the Offensive Coordinator for MHS Football since 2013 as well as the Head Boys Track Coach since 2015. He is a 2007 graduate of Montgomery High School and played college football at Hardin Simmons University from 2007-2010.
“We believe Cooper’s relationships with players, parents and staff, combined with his incredible ability to lead and motivate student-athletes makes him the best selection for this role,” MISD Athletic Director Clint Heard said. “The interview process brought a very talented pool of coaches from all over the state, and Grant continued to impress us with his vision for Bears football and the entire athletic program.”
Cooper will take over the lead of Montgomery High School Athletics following the announcement of John Bolfing’s retirement earlier this year. Bolfing was the head football coach at MHS for 19 years, having coached Grant himself in his first two years in Montgomery.
“To follow in Coach Bolfing’s footsteps is an incredible honor,” Cooper said. “I have learned so much from him, personally and professionally, and I look forward to continuing to build on and enhance the great foundation of this winning program.”
Cooper will begin head coaching responsibilities as the team continues competing in 7 on 7 tournaments, lineman challenges, and throughout their intense plan for summer workouts, and says that the first game at the MISD Stadium is going to be a really special moment for him.
“We have such amazing student-athletes here at Montgomery High School,” Cooper said. “The standard is excellence with the way they take care of business in the classroom and on the field, court, course, track or pool. This is an absolute privilege and I cannot wait to get to work.”
Cooper is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela Storseth-Cooper, and together, they are thankful for this incredible opportunity.
“I know these players, this program, this school and this community,” Cooper said. “No one is going to match my passion for Montgomery High School and bleed purple and gold the way I do.”