Jeff Copp
Assistant Coach (special teams coord./linebackers)

5th year


A former All-Big West Conference Boise State defensive lineman and a participant in two Humanitarian Bowls, Jeff Copp joined the UC Davis football program as a safeties coach in 2009 and is entering his fifth year with the program in 2013. This season, he moves from coaching the defensive backfield to coaching the Aggies' talented linebacker corps.

Copp added special teams duties in 2012 and the Aggies enjoyed great success. UC Davis led all NCAA Div. I (FCS) teams in net punting (41.4 avg.) and kickoff returns (26.4 avg.). Additionally, senior punter Colton Schmidt was named All-Big Sky Conference first team after averaging 44.5 yards per attempt, sixth-best in the FCS. Redshirt fereshman kicker Brady Stuart was tied for ninth in field goals (1.4 pg) while Alex Hines (16th) and Jonathan Perkins (30th) were among the top kick returners.

Copp spent the previous four seasons as a safeties and special teams coach at Utah State before coming to UC Davis.Prior to his tenure in Logan, Copp served as a defensive ends coach at Idaho State in 2004 and as a graduate assistant at Arizona State from 2001 to 2003.

Copp earned his bachelor's degree in health sciences from Boise State in 2001 then added a master's degree in higher education at ASU. He is married to the former Amanda Konzelman.

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