Coach Hooper is entering his 13th year coaching football at Apalachee. Prior to Apalachee, Coach Hooper coached 3 years at Oconee Middle School serving as the offensive and defensive line coach. Coach Hooper holds a degree in Sociology and minor in Psychology from Piedmont College in Demorest Georgia. He obtained his teaching certification in Special Education General Curriculum through the Georgia Teacher for Preparation and Pedagogy at Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency.
He attended Oconee County High School, where as a senior was part of the 1999 State Championship team. Coach Hooper has been married for 8 years to Kailey and they have two children, Hagen is 5 years old, and Chatham is 2 years old. Coach Hooper enjoys fly fishing, camping, and spending time with family.