Pace bowler from Mowbray CC who played 33 games for his state Tasmania.
After retiring, Cooley, with an emphasis on fitness, passion for the sport and an engaging manner, soon became a respected bowling coach and in 2000 was appointed as assistant coach at the Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide.
In 2003, Cooley was lured to England to work with Rod Marsh at the newly-established ECB Academy, and he soon got involved as the bowling coach for the national team.
In 2005 he was widely credited as being a key part of the development of England's Ashes-winning side.
That led to him being hired to fulfil the same role with the Australian side at the end of his contract in May 2006.
Successfully periods with Ashes Wins at home in 2006/07, 2007 World Cup and 2009 Champions Trophy highlights followed by a move to head up Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence in 2010.
Was appointed interim head coach of Australia in 2011 during the rebuilding phase in an exciting drawn series.