Coode was educated at Eton College, at the University of Newcastle and the University of Oxford. At Oxford he took part in the 1998 rowing competition against Cambridge University, The Oxford this year but lost.
1999 slipped Coode as a substitute in the British coxless four and was with Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell first world champion. Followed in 2001 by his second world title. In the occupation of Stephen Williams, Rick Dunn, Edward Coode and Toby Garbett, the British coxless four gold secured against Germany and Slovenia.
At the 2002 World Championships Coode was unable to participate due to injury. His place in the coxless four took Josh West. Coode was a member of the British rowing eight, with whom he won the bronze medal at the World Rowing Championships in 2003.
As a substitute for the injured Alex Partridge came Coode at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens back in the coxless four. Together with Pinsent, Cracknell and Williams, he fought a tough race with the Canadian boat and finished with eight hundredths ahead of Olympic champion.
1904: Stockhoff, bay windows, Dietz, Wet (USA ) | 1908: Cudmore, Gillan, Mackinnon, Somers -Smith ( GBR ) | 1924: Eley, MacNabb, Morrison, Sanders ( GBR ) | 1928: Lander, Warriner, Beesly, Bevan (GBR ) | 1932: Badcock, Edwards, Beresford, George ( GBR ) | 1936: Eckstein, Rome, Karl, Menne (GER ) | 1948: Moioli, morel, Invernizzi, Faggi (ITA ) | 1952: Bonačić, Valenta, Trojanović, Šegvić ( YUG ) | 1956 McKinnon, Loomer, D' Hondt, Arnold ( CAN) | 1960: Ayrault, Nash, Sayre, Wailes (USA ) | 1964: Hansen, Haslov, Petersen, Helmudt (DEN ) | 1968 1972: Forberger, Rühle, Grahn, Schubert (DDR ) | 1976: Brietzke, Decker, Semmler, skim (DDR ) | 1980: Thiele, Decker, Semmler, Brietzke (DDR ) | 1984: O'Connell, O'Brien, Robertson, Trask (NZL ) | 1988: Schröder, Greiner, Brudel, Ranger (DDR ) | 1992: Cooper, Green, McKay, Tomkins (AUS ) | 1996: Green, Ginn, Tomkins, McKay (AUS) | 2000: Cracknell, Redgrave, Foster, Pinsent (GBR ) | 2004: Williams, Cracknell, Coode, Pinsent (GBR ) | 2008: James, Reed, Triggs Hodge, Williams ( GBR ) | 2012: Gregory Reed, James, Triggs Hodge (GBR )
1962: Wolter, Thometschek, Paustian, Prey (GER ) | 1966 & 1970: Forberger, Rühle, Grahn, Schubert (DDR ) | 1974-1975 & 1977 Brietzke, Decker, Semmler, skim (DDR ) | 1978: Predbradzenski, Kuznetsov, Dolinin, Nemtyrjow (URS ) | 1979 Mager, Semmler, Decker, Brietzke (DDR ) | 1981 Kamkin, Dolinin, Kulagin, Jelissejew (URS ) | 1982: Saile, Weitenauer, Trümpler Netzle (SUI ) | 1983 & 1985: Kesslau, Grabow, Puttlitz, Grabow (GER ) | 1986 Swinford, Lyons, Riley, Espeseth (USA ) | 1987 & 1989: Luedecke, Greiner, Brudel, Ranger (DDR ) | 1990: Green, McKay, Tomkins, Patten ( OFF) | 1991: Cooper, Green, McKay, Tomkins (AUS ) | 1993: Andrieux, Fauché, Lot, Rolland ( FRA ) | 1994 & 1995: Dei Rossi, Leonardo, Molea, Mornati (ITA ) | 1997 & 1998: Cracknell, Foster, Pinsent, Redgrave (GBR ) | 1999: Coode, Cracknell, Pinsent, Redgrave (GBR ) | 2001: Garbett, Williams, Coode, Dunn ( GBR) | 2002: Thormann, Dienstbach, Stüer, Heidicker (GER ) | 2003: Baerg, Herschmiller, Wetzel, Williams ( CAN) | 2005 & 2006: Williams, Reed, Partridge, Triggs Hodge (GBR ) | 2007: Meyer, Dallinger, Murray, Bond ( NZL) | 2009: Partridge, Egington, Gregory, Langridge (GBR ) | 2010: Macquet, Chardin, Després, Mortelette ( FRA ) | 2011: Langridge, Egington, James, Gregory ( GBR ) | 2013: Meylink, Hendriks, Versluis, gaps (NED )
- Olympic gold medalist ( rowing)
- World Champion ( rowing)
- Olympian (United Kingdom)
- Rowers (United Kingdom)
- Member of the Order of the British Empire
- Born in 1975