The Words I Tell Myself Every Morning...
I honor the Lord for his grace. Today, I must work hard to make tomorrow great. I know my ability and power. Today, I focus on the steps to achieve greatness.
Earl Anthony Cooper is a 2011 graduate of Morehouse College where he received a scholarship to play golf for Morehouse and earned a B.A. in political science. As 2010 and 2011 most improved player, he was instrumental in leading the school to its first National Championship in 2010. Prior to attending Morehouse he became the first African American all-state golfer for the state of Delaware and has continued to earn many golf honors and achievements, including S.I.A.C. (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) First Team-All Conference 2010 and 2011. He completed the PGA (Professional Golf Association) Post-Graduate Program and is pursuing a professional golf career. He continues to reflect the attributes of a Morehouse Renaissance Man by being Well Read, Well Traveled, Well Spoken, Well Dressed and Well Balanced.
While an undergraduate, Earl Anthony was vice president of the Next Great American Poet Society Morehouse Chapter. In that role, he increased the awareness Atlanta high school students have about the importance of literature and helped provide forums for expression through poetry. While in high school in Delaware, he served as vice president of Young Achievers, where he mentored and motivated his under-classmates to strive for excellence and success in life.
Despite his humble beginnings, Earl Anthony has been playing golf since the age of six, when his dream of making a living in the sport began and never died. He knows what it is to face challenges in school and wants every child to master reading, find it fun and discover the same spark he did to follow their dreams. One way he is providing that encouragement is through “Hello, Maroon Tiger!”, a children’s book he authored during his senior year at Morehouse while taking a double course load and traveling with the golf team. “Hello, Maroon Tiger!” the first Mascot Book about a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), is a children’s storybook that follows the Morehouse mascot around the historic Morehouse College campus. It engages early elementary age children and helps them visualize attending college when they grow up.
Earl Anthony is a spiritual, progressive and gifted young man who is giving back while going forward. He tells all young people and those young at heart “Dreams do come true, so dream B.I.G. (Because I’m Great)!” He is available to share his story, particularly with children.