A former assistant LSU football coach will be joining former Tigers' defensive coordinator John Chavis at Texas A&M.

The Aggies officially announced the hiring of Ron Cooper as their secondary coach on Monday.

The 55-year old Cooper who worked under Chavis at LSU from 2009-2011, as the Tigers' defensive backs coach.

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Cooper left LSU for the NFL, joining the coaching staff of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, before heading back to the college ranks, as an assistant with USF from 2013-2014, and then FIU from 2015-2016, where he compiled a 4-3 record as the interim coach.

A former head coach at Eastern Michigan (1993-1994), Louisville (1995-1997), and Alabama A&M (1998-2001), as well as his interim stint at FIU, Cooper compiled an overall record of 49-58 over parts of ten seasons.

Tyrann Mathieu, Patrick Peterson, and Morris Claiborne were just a few of the defensive backs that Cooper coach while at LSU.