KPAX Sports Awards Nominee: Missoula Loyola’s Cooper Waters

MISSOULA — We continue to profile the nominees for student-athlete of the year at the KPAX Sports Awards Banquet with Missoula Loyola’s Cooper Waters.

Waters was a four-sport athlete, playing golf, basketball, football and track. He helped lead the Rams to appearances in the Class B state championship games in both football and basketball.

Waters also earned himself first-team all-state selections in football and basketball and is exceptional in the classroom, racking up a 3.99 GPA.

He’ll be heading to Butte to play for Chuck Morrell and the Montana Tech football team next fall and says he’s excited for the new opportunities.

“I am really excited to go to Tech next year, it’s going to be super fun,” Waters said. “I’ve put in a lot of work in football and all the other sports, lifting to get there. Yeah, it’s going to be super fun next year. Football is definitely exciting, but there’s more to life than football, so I’m super excited to see what a different town is like. I’ve never really lived anywhere else.”

Jack Ginsburg

Jack Ginsburg

Jack was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. After skiing in Montana for a number of years he found his way to the University of Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2017. Jack's passion for sports stems from playing a number of them and attending multiple sporting events in the Bay Area from the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors to the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers. He joined KAJ/KPAX-TV in January 2017 as a news reporter before moving to the weekend sports anchor. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cooking, skiing and hiking with his bulldog Zeke. If you would like to submit a story or complain about the Golden State Warriors to Jack you can email him at or find him on twitter @jackginsburg13 (
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