Dave Cooney '20
David J Cooney is a Second semester Sophomore majoring in History with a minor in philosophy. He is one of 2 members of the WPNR staff that hail from the state of Florida. He was born In August of 1992 in Tampa, Florida, but calls St.Petersburg home and is the eldest of 4 children. He grew up as the prototypical beach kid, always there with his father listening to Jimmy Buffet, Matchbox 20, Bob Marley amongst others. He also played a ubiquitous amount of sports as a kid, graduating from Boca Ciega High School in 2010.
He entered the United States Army as a Cannon Crew member on Valentines Day 2011 and served over three years of active service in Fort Benning, Ga, Fort Sill, Ok, Camp Casey, South Korea and Fort Hood, Texas. He then transitioned into the Army Reserves deploying to Kuwait and Iraq in 2015 and is currently a member of the 865th Combat Support Hospital located in Utica.