LOGAN, Utah – Cooper Bassett has been named Utah State’s offensive line coach, it was announced Thursday by Aggie head football coach Blake Anderson.
Bassett, who has 10 years of collegiate coaching experience, has been a part of two divisional championship teams and has coached in three bowl games.
Bassett comes to Utah State after spending the 2022 season as the offensive line coach at Sam Houston State, where the Bearkats rushed for an average of 162.3 yards per game (4.4 yards per attempt) and allowed just 18 sacks in nine outings to rank first in the Western Athletic Conference in sacks allowed and second in rushing offense. At SHSU, Bassett coached Jordan Boatman to second-team all-conference honors.
Prior to Sam Houston State, Bassett spent the 2021 season directing the offensive line at Southeast Missouri where his unit helped pave the way for a 1,000-yard rusher in Geno Hess. Bassett also coached a pair of offensive linemen to all-conference accolades in Nate Korte and Zack Gieg.
Bassett also spent four years (2017-20) as the offensive line coach at West Texas A&M, including two seasons as the running game coordinator.
In 2020, Bassett’s offensive line paved the way for a West Texas A&M offense that ranked 14th in the nation in rushing with 207.6 yards per game. The Buffs led the Lone Star Conference (LSC) in third (41.4 percent) and fourth down (58.3 percent) conversion percentage, and first downs (99). West Texas A&M rated eighth nationally in first downs, as well.
Prior to that, the offensive line produced 363 yards in total offense per game during the 2019 campaign. Under Bassett’s tutelage, the Buffs rushed for 31 touchdowns, their most in a season in over a decade. West Texas A&M ranked first in the LSC and 15th in the nation in sacks allowed that year.
In 2018, Bassett coached a pair Lone Star Conference performers in Parker Hanna and Travis Vornkahl.
After completing his college career at Oklahoma State (2009-12), where the Cowboys compiled a record of 40-12, Bassett coached at Missouri and Maryland. He spent three seasons at Missouri, where the Tigers finished 23-5 and won back-to-back SEC East Division titles. And at Maryland, Bassett worked primarily with the offensive line during the 2016 campaign.
A native of Tuttle, Oklahoma, Bassett was a four-year letterman and senior captain at Oklahoma State, where he played tight end and defensive line. He earned his bachelor’s degree in science from OSU in 2012 and master’s in education from Missouri in 2015.
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2023- Utah State – Offensive Line
2022 Sam Houston State – Offensive Line
2021 Southeast Missouri – Offensive Line
2019-20 West Texas A&M – Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line
2017-18 West Texas A&M – Offensive Line
2016 Maryland – Offensive Graduate Assistant
2013-15 Missouri – Offensive Graduate Assistant
Bowl Games (3)
Maryland (1): 2016 Quick Lane Bowl
Missouri (2): 2014 Cotton Bowl; 2015 Citrus Bowl
Division Championships (2)
Missouri (2) – SEC East: 2013, 2014
2009-12 Oklahoma State – Tight End/Defensive Line
2015 Missouri – Education (M.S.)
2012 Oklahoma State – Science (B.S.)
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