John Cooper

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As a product of Warren AC, Cooper Johnny was Atlantic Division AAU 125 pound wrestling champion. As Wilmington YMCA coach he turned out many championship wrestlers. He also displayed outstanding
qualities as a boxing and gymnastic mentor as well as organizer of “Y” sports programs. At age 82 he was still teaching young men to box, wrestle and tumble at the “Y”.



Every inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame since our inaugural year in 1976 is represented on our website. Honoring the athletic excellence of these men and women is an integral part of Delaware sports history.


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