Derek A. Cooper was born on January 9, 1987 to Terry and Cindy Cooper, Winchester, Virginia Frederick County Virginia. Derek graduated from James Wood High School, Class of 2005 and Shepherd University, Class of 2011. Derek passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2012.
In 2017, a group of Derek’s friends formed the Derek A. Cooper Memorial Fund. The main purpose of this organization is to raise funds to award a scholarship to a graduating student-athlete of James Wood High, Winchester, Virginia (Frederick County Virginia Public Schools). As this organization continues to grow, our goal is to provide a Football Camp for Lineman. We also, want to ensure Derek’s passion for the outdoors and sports continues to inspire student athletes.