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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

Basketball Player
Born Apr 14, 1963

Cynthia Lynne Cooper-Dyke is a former American basketball player who has won championships in college, the Olympics, and in the Women's National Basketball Association. She is considered by many as one of the greatest women's basketball players ever. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. She played for the Houston Comets from 1997–2000 and again in 2003. She's currently the head coach for the Texas Southern University women's basketball team.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cynthia Cooper-Dyke.


Born on April 14, 1963.


1982 19 Years Old Cooper was a four-year letter winner at guard for USC from 1982–1986.


1983 20 Years Old 1 More Event
She led the Women of Troy to NCAA appearances in all four years, Final Four appearances in three of her four years, and back-to-back NCAA tournament titles in 1983 and 1984.
1984 21 Years Old 1 More Event
After the 1984 Championship, she briefly left school, but was persuaded to return. … Read More
Cooper closed out her collegiate career with an appearance in the 1986 NCAA tournament championship game and a spot on the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team. … Read More
1987 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, she was the MVP of the European All-Star team.


1996 33 Years Old 1 More Event
She was also named to the Al-Star team of the Italian leagues in 1996–1997. … Read More
In addition, she was voted the WNBA's MVP in 1997 and 1998 and named Most Valuable Player in each of those WNBA Finals. … Read More
1998 - 2000 2 More Events
2001 38 Years Old 1 More Event
She was married to Brian Dyke on April 28, 2001. … Read More


2003 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Cooper returned as an active player in the 2003 season, but announced her final retirement from professional basketball in 2004. … Read More
2005 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2005, Cooper was named the Head Coach of the women's basketball team at Prairie View A&M University. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old In January 2008 the NCAA penalized Prairie View for NCAA rules violations committed by Cooper, reducing the number of scholarships for the team. … Read More
2009 46 Years Old Cooper was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
On May 10, 2010, she was announced as the next Head Coach of the UNC Wilmington Seahawks Women's Basketball team. During her first year at UNCW, Cooper was named CAA Coach of the Year. On April 10, 2012, Cooper resigned from UNC Wilmington and became the head coach at Texas Southern. … Read More
…  In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. … Read More
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