Cooper is the oldest of the three Manning brothers.
Yet, the perception will likely always be that whatever he accomplishes will pale in comparison to his younger brothers, Peyton and Eli, who have a combined three Super Bowl rings between them.
Tim Mowrer knows the feeling.
"I have two older brothers, and kind of seeing the success that they've had has motivated me to do well in whatever I did," Mowrer said in an interview last week. "Phil is pursuing a second master's (degree) in French. He has one in library science. He speaks six different languages. He's lived all over the world. He just moved back from Qatar. He lived there for two years. My other brother was a great tennis player. Now he's pursuing his medical degree and he's gonna be a doctor and a lawyer as well. He's going to med school and law school. It's a lot to live up to."
Tim Mowrer, a 2009 York College graduate with a bachelor's degree in sports management and minor in public relations, has tried his best to match those accomplishments over the previous eight years, during which he set records on the tennis court for the Spartans before developing an impressive list of gigs in the sports information world. All of it has led to Mowrer, a 2005 Pequea Valley High School grad, being named to the newly created position of the Capital Athletic Conference assistant commissioner.
CAC: Since he began the job on Oct. 14, Mowrer has sat across from CAC commissioner Tom Byrnes every weekday at York College's Grantley Hall inside what might be best described as an extra-large storage room converted into a windowless office. But it is there where every bit of sports information related to the CAC's 10 schools is disseminated and sent out to the masses. It's also the headquarters of the CAC website, which is operated by Byrnes and Mowrer.
Byrnes said Mowrer beat out nearly 190 applicants for the position.
"The presidents and athletic directors felt that as the conference was expanding I just needed more help," Byrnes said of the newly created gig.
To get a better understanding of his day-to-day duties, Mowrer provided a printout listing of his responsibilities. They filled an entire page.
"A big part of my job is going to be video and trying to spearhead that effort, with not only producing our stuff, but also taking highlight and game film from other people that they have done and put that up for us," Mowrer said.
Background: Mowrer, 26, still picks up a tennis racket occasionally, trying to relive his days as York's four-year starter at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles from 2005 to 2009. During that span he became the school's all-time leader in singles wins (53-19 record) and earned CAC All-Academic recognition all four years.
Mowrer went on to craft his media skills in the sports information offices of Johns Hopkins and Franklin & Marshall, in addition to working as a press-box assistant the previous three years at Baltimore Ravens' home games.
Goals: Mowrer's ultimate goal in the sports information industry?
"You see that chair right there?" Mowrer said pointing to Byrnes. "I think being a conference commissioner would be a great career goal for me."
Mowrer didn't stop there, either. It's then when his current pursuit of a master's degree in sports management from Millersville comes into play.
"I think down the road I'd like to possibly be a professor or do some teaching," he said.
After all, he has to match his brothers when it comes to being good at more than one thing.
-- Reach John Walk at email@example.com.