It’s the final week on the job for longtime Cooper High School activities director John Oelfke, who is retiring. Oelfke has been AD since 2002, and prior to the head was the Hawks head football coach for twelve seasons, head baseball coach for a decade, and was co-head coach when the girls hockey program started in the mid 1990’s. He coached Cooper to its first-ever appearance in the state football playoffs in 1996. Oelfke has worked in District 281 since 1986. Hawks football coach Willie Howard is taking over for Oelfke as activities director.
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