Pete Cooper served CCES from 1971 - 1979 as tennis coach, English teacher, Assistant Upper School Director, and, during his last four years at CCES, as the Director of the Upper School. A leader and mentor, Mr. Cooper touched the lives of so many during his time at CCES, but perhaps his greatest legacy was the relationships with the students he coached on the Varsity Boys Tennis Team.
In the Spring 2017 issue of Highlights magazine, CCES alumnus, Barry Cox ’77, shared his memories and gratitude for his teacher, coach, and mentor. The following are excerpts from his moving article, “Pete Cooper: English Coach, Tennis Coach, Life Coach”: “Pete Cooper was such a great mentor to us as students and as tennis players on the Varsity Boys team, that we still tell the stories, bringing those moments from black and white to Technicolor. Many of us were lucky enough to attend Christ Church Episcopal School from the Lower School until we graduated in 1977. During that time we were blessed to have been impacted by this very special man.