Updated: June 15, 2016
Career Highlights: Started the first Tech triple play, as a member of the ACC, against ETSU on March 25 as his diving catch in right began the rare feat ... Registered a walk-off RBI with his 12th-inning, bases-loaded, fielder's choice against Clemson on March 22, 2015.
2016: Started 20 games – 15 in right and five in center – and played in 28 total games … Had three multi-hit games and one multi-run scoring contest … Had a season-best six-game hitting and reached base streak … Batted .203 with 15 hits, including four doubles, for 19 total bases and a .280 slugging percentage … Scored nine runs and added 14 RBIs … Drew four walks and was hit by three pitches for a .283 on-base percentage … Also added two sacrifice flies and two sacrifice bunts … Was 2-for-3 on stolen base attempts … Notched one outfield assist.
2015: Started 27 games – 26 in right field and one as DH – while playing in 33 games total … Had seven multi-hit games, including one with three, one multi-RBI game (three vs. Radford on March 18) and six multi-run scoring games, including two games with three … Had a season long six-game hitting streak and a 12-game reached base streak … Batted .223 with 23 hits, including three doubles, a triple and a home run, for 31 total bases and a .301 slugging percentage ... Scored 25 runs (fifth most on the team) and had eight RBIs … Drew 10 walks and was hit by two pitches for a .299 on-base percentage and was 1-for-3 on stolen base attempts … Had three outfield assists.
2014: Played in two games, earning one start versus Appalachian State as the DH … Notched his first collegiate hit against Duke as he went 1-for-5 on the season.
High School: Earned varsity letters all four years while playing for Coach Joe Morabito at Orange County … As a junior was named a first team all-league as a utility player and second team at shortstop … Also named 2012 All-Commonwealth honorable mention at both positions as a senior … Earned three varsity letters playing shooting guard for the Fighting Hornets and Coach Keyode Rogers.
Personal: Rahiem Rashawn Cooper … Born March 26, 1994 in Charlottesville, Virginia … Son of Ronald Johnson and Tonya Cooper … Has an older sister, Kira … Majoring in multimedia journalism.