Hours before his biggest match of the 2017 season so far, Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook was formally inducted into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Nebraska’s John Cook inducted into AVCA Hall of Fame
— AVCA (@AVCAVolleyball) December 14, 2017
Big congratulations to Coach @jcook2 on his induction into the @AVCAVolleyball Hall of Fame today! @RandyYorkNSider recounts the season so far as one of Cook's best coaching jobs ever: https://t.co/LaXZwG4PM3 pic.twitter.com/yxd3UGGze8
— Husker Volleyball (@Huskervball) December 14, 2017
Cook has been Nebraska’s head coach since the 2000 season and has won 529 matches and three national titles (2000, 2006 and 2015) with the Huskers. He also spent seven seasons as the head coach at Wisconsin.
Cook was initially picked for the AVCA Hall of Fame in the summer.
“What sets John apart from other exceptional coaches is the effort he made in trying to make women’s volleyball a premier collegiate sport,” his Nebraska predecessor, Terry Pettite, said in an AVCA news release. “He has done this by promoting the sport on television, leading the country in attendance, by hosting regional and national NCAA events, by encouraging his peers to do everything possible to create an atmosphere that showcases women’s volleyball, and by leading one of the very few women’s programs in any sport to produce a net profit.”
Cook could add another national championship to his resume this season. Nebraska, currently 30-4 on the season, is facing top-seeded Penn State on Thursday night in the Final Four from Kansas City.
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