GRANITE BAY - After taking a full season off following a 2012 State Championship, Ernie Cooper has returned to the Granite Bay Grizzlies as their head coach.

Cooper, known for his passion and enthusiasm, is one of the Sac-Joaquin Section's most popular coaches. His players and fellow coaching staff feed off of his energy.

So, it came as no surprise to see Cooper, joined by senior running back Ren Orlando, accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. What followed was pure gold from the Grizzlies' head coach -- and uniquely Ernie Cooper.

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