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Kerry Cooks (born March 28, 1974) is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as safeties coach at Texas Tech University.

Kerry Cooks
Position:Safety / Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1974-03-28) March 28, 1974 (age 45)
Dallas, Texas
Career information
High school:Nimitz (Irving, Texas)
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at



Cooks was born on March 28, 1974 in Dallas, Texas.[1] He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a team captain on the football team, and is married with two children.[2]

Professional playing careerEdit

Cooks was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998 and later that year signed and played with the Green Bay Packers. He would also play with the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars before retiring from the NFL before playing with the Chicago Enforcers of the XFL in 2001.

Coaching careerEdit

After having coached at the high school level, Cooks joined the Kansas State Wildcats as a graduate assistant in 2003. He later coached defensive backs at Western Illinois and Minnesota. Cooks spent four seasons at the University of Wisconsin coaching defensive backs. From 2010–2014, he served as secondary coach at the University of Notre Dame (adding the role of Co-defensive Coordinator in 2012). In 2015, Cooks was hired by Bob Stoops to become the secondary coach at the University of Oklahoma. In 2019, he joined Texas Tech as safeties coach.[3]

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