CLEVELAND, MISS. – Former University of Central Arkansas offensive coordinator Todd Cooley was introduced Monday as the 19th head football coach at Delta State Univesity.

Cooley, who was the Bears' offensive coordinator from 2005-2008, was previously the offensive coordinator at Northwestern State in Louisiana. That staff changed after last season when head coach Bradley Dale Peveto, was dismissed.


“Coach Cooley has coached at all levels of football and brings with him a knowledge of the Gulf South Conference and NCAA D-II," said Ronnie Mayers, interim director of athletics at Delta State.  "As a student-athlete at Arkansas Tech and as a coach at ATU, Central Arkansas and Ouachita Baptist, DSU competed regularly against coach Cooley and now we are proud to have him as one of our own." 

Cooley brings a high-octane system to Delta State after serving as the offensive coordinator at Northwestern Louisiana State University (2009-2012), University of Central Arkansas (2005-2008) and Arkansas Tech University (2004).  


In three years running the NSU offense, Cooley’s established the Demons as one of the top units in the Southland Conference.  In 2012 under Cooley’s tutelage, Brad Henderson finished the season ranked seventh in the SLC with 181-of-330 passes completed for 1,874 yards with 14 touchdowns and only four interceptions.  The Demons averaged 24.1 points per game and ranked fifth in the league in scoring.