Coaches

Jim Bob Cooter
Assistant to the Offensive Coordinator
BIO

Jim Bob Cooter enters his first season as assistant to the offensive coordinator of the Colts.  He served in 2010 as an offensive assistant, and he was a staff assistant to the offense with Indianapolis in 2009.  Cooter joined the Colts after serving two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee.
BIO

Jim Bob Cooter enters his first season as assistant to the offensive coordinator of the Colts.  He served in 2010 as an offensive assistant, and he was a staff assistant to the offense with Indianapolis in 2009.  Cooter joined the Colts after serving two years as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee.

In 2010, the Colts produced the top-ranked NFL passing offense.  The club produced a ninth consecutive season with 10+ victories and tied the league record with a ninth consecutive playoff appearance.  QB-Peyton Manning became the only NFL passer with 13 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career.  Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to 11, and he set an NFL record with 450 seasonal completions.  The offensive line allowed 16 sacks in 695 pass plays, the fewest sacks allowed in the NFL.  The receivers were led by Reggie Wayne (111-1,355, 6 TDs), Austin Collie (58-649, 8 TDs), Pierre Garcon (67-784, 6 TDs) and rookie free agent Blair White (36-355, 5 TDs).  TE-Dallas Clark (37-347, 3 TDs) had an injury-shortened season, and TE-Jacob Tamme (67-631, 4 TDs) filled in with a solid performance.

In 2009, the Colts produced the 2nd-ranked NFL passing offense.  The club produced an NFL-record seventh consecutive season with 12+ victories, while becoming only the 3rd team to open a season with 14 victories (16-0, New England, 2007; 14-0, Miami, 1972).  Manning set a club seasonal-record with a 68.8 completion percentage.  The offensive line allowed 13 sacks in 614 pass plays, the fewest sacks allowed in the NFL and set a franchise record for the best seasonal sack ratio (1:47.2).  The Colts were wire-to-wire divisional winners for the fourth time since 2005.

Cooter was a quarterback at Tennessee from 2002-06, appearing in six career games and earning Academic All-SEC honors four times.

Cooter earned a bachelor’s degree in education (sport management) and a master’s degree in sport psychology from Tennessee.

Cooter was born on July 3, 1984 in Huntsville, Ala.  He is single and resides in Indianapolis.

PERSONAL

College:    Tennessee 2002-06.

Coaching Career:   Tennessee 2007-08; Indianapolis Colts 2009-present.