Charles Hampton “Hamp” Cook

High School Career

Georgiana High School

• All-State Linebacker (’51)

• Captain of football and basketball teams


College Career

Mississippi Southern College, now USM (1951-1955)

• Lettered in football all four years

• Helped USM to two Sun Bowl appearances (’52, ‘53)

• Participated in two victories over highly-ranked SEC champion, Alabama (’53, ‘54)

• 1954 Little All-American and NAIA All-American Teams

• 1956 Senior Bowl

• Mr. Mississippi Southern College

• USM Team of the Century (’00)


Coaching Career


• Line Coach, Moss Point High School (1956)

• Head Coach, Georgiana (Alabama) High School (1957-1960, record of 20-8-2)

• Head Coach and A.D. Opp (Alabama) High School (1961-1964, record of 20-19-3, undefeted in 1964)

• Offensive line coach, USM (1966, under fellow MSHOF members Thad “Pie” Vann and P.W. “Bear” Underwood)

• USM Sports Hall of Fame (1969)

• His otenure as personnel scout for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints outlasted two owners, several general managers, and numerous coaches


Did You Know?

Hamp Cook’s son, Chuck, followed in Dad’s footsteps, not only playing football at USM, but becoming an NFL scout.