Coach Cook's Corner - Worldwide Basketball Podcast

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Kevin Cook's Corner


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Every week I will be blogging about various basketball topics.Today we will cover the top 20 characteristics of a great point guard.

1. Outwork everybody

2.Believe in themself

3. No weak skill levels

4. Think pass,see the play and score

5.First step to basket

6. Be a pest on defense

7.Dribble north & south-not east and west

8.Get feet in the lane under control

9. Accept the challenge when pressured

10.Gives teammates confidence

11.Makes those around them better

12.Always aware of time,score & situation

13.Extension of Coach Cook

14.Be the best communicator

15.Great FT shooter


17.Wants ball at end of game

18.Physically strong

18.Mentally strong

20.Skillfully strong

Until next time ~ ROCK THE HILL !

Faafiti earns NEAC Player of the Year award, Cook selected as Coach of the Year

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.."Senior forward/center Easter Faafiti
(Pittsburg, Calif.) was selected as the NEAC Player of the Year and was
named to the all-conference first team. This is the second year in a
row that Faafiti has accomplished this feat as she earned the Capital
Athletic Conference Player of the Year last season while also being
named to the All-CAC first team. Fellow senior center Nukeitra Hayes (Anderson, Ind.) was named to the All-NEAC second team and Coach Kevin Cook
was selected by his peers as NEAC Coach of the Year. All awards are
determined by NEAC coaches as 15 total players were selected (five for
each team)."...
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The Winthrop Eagles have departed Rock Hill for a month before the return for Summer session D on July 7th. Each Summer we have a book that they read which can help their growth as an individual and teammate. For instance last Summer they each read THE ENERGY BUS by John Gordon.It was very beneficial that even through a long season of peaks & valley's our team exhibited positive energy!

This Summer's team read is a book by his airness, Michael Jordan titled I CAN'T ACCEPT NOT TRYING. This book covers goals, fears, commitment, teamwork, fundamentals, and leadership.This book will be something that our Eagles will be able to refer to throughout the 2013-2014 season.

If you want a glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest players to ever grace the hardwood then pick up a copy of the book and soar like the Eagles !

Until next time - ROCK THE HILL !

Coach Cook

Coach Cook a guest on D3hoops' Hoopsville online talk show

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Gallaudet University women's basketball coach Kevin Cook was a guest on Hoopsville, a Division III men's and women's basketball online talk show sponsored and presented by D3hoops.com, on Thursday night (January 27) where he was interviewed by host Dave McHugh. Cook was asked a wide range of questions about this season and coaching at Gallaudet during the 15-minute interview.

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ABC World News Tonight - Aired 2/13/2011

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Four minutes into the game... and it's 10 nothing Gallaudet. Six minutes in and it's 15 nothing. And when half time sounds ... the Gallaudet women are still way out in front ..."Although when the buzzer went off, most of them didn't hear it...And during the halftime talk ... they also don't hear their coach either ... not his voice anyway.

It's a whole new season for the women's varsity team at Gallaudet university ... where the student body is nearly 100 percent deaf or hard of hearing ... where the fans in the stands root more with their hands than their voices ... and where the rustle of pom poms comes across loud and clear to those who can hear.

And what's new ... is how the women are winning ..."
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Ross grad named women's basketball coach at Winthrop

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ROCK HILL, SC --Winthrop Athletic Director Tom Hickman has announced that Kevin Cook, a Fremont native and veteran collegiate and WNBA coach for more than two decades, has been named the new Winthrop women's basketball head coach replacing Marlene Stollings who left after one year to accept the head coaching position at VCU.

"I am honored to have this opportunity to serve as the next women's basketball coach here at Winthrop," said Cook, a 1979 Fremont Ross graduate. "I want to thank President (Anthony) DiGiorgio and Athletic Director Tom Hickman for their faith and belief in me. We have a good nucleus of players returning, and I want to thank them for all of their efforts in making this possible. I also want to thank previous head coach Marlene Stollings for bringing me here to such a fine institution as Winthrop."

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Gallaudet women's basketball to be featured on two national media outlets this weekend

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fans of Gallaudet University athletics across the country will have two chances this weekend to see stories on the nationally ranked women's basketball team. The team will be featured on ABC World News on Saturday evening and on National Public Radio (NPR) on Sunday morning. Both national media outlets will also post their respective stories online as well.

ABC News and NPR came out to last Wednesday's 70-57 win over Penn St.-Berks as the No. 18 Bison increased its winning streak to 20-0. NPR reporter Audie Cornish conducted interviews with the team after the win while ABC News reporter Jon Donvan stopped out to the Field House on Thursday afternoon to do interviews with Coach Kevin Cook and the team.

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WBCA’s Carol Eckman Award

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The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) has announced Kevin Cook of Gallaudet University as the 2010 winner of the Carol Eckman Award.

The Carol Eckman Award is presented annually to an active WBCA coach who exemplifies Eckman's spirit, integrity and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose.
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WINTHROP BASKETBALL -Best Staff in America

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There are several reasons that Winthrop women's basketball enjoyed a successful 2013-2014 campaign.The players worked hard and sacrificed on the way to setting 36 records/milestones along with a victory in the WNIT. Another huge reason is that Winthrop has the finest staff in America ! Veteran Christena Hamilton ( you may recognize the name as her brother Rip Hamilton is a longtime NBA star ) is a relentless recruiter who tutors the Eagle post play. Matthew Huddleston begins his second season at Winthrop after spending 18 quality seasons with the Georgia Metros AAU club.Coach Matt, is a skilled recruiter and leads our individual workouts. Liberty Del Rosario has an extensive Division I pedigree and helps the progarm in a variety of ways. Krista Beechy begins her second season as the Graduate Assistant & serves as the video coordinator of our prgram. The newest member of our staff is Directcor of Operations Steve Yang. Coach Yang was the Director of Operations for the Missouri State Lady Bears last season. Before that Coach Yang spent four seasons at Evangel University, one at McCook Community College and the Head Coach for Miami Varsity High School. Coach Yang has served as an instructor at numorous of camps such as Missouri State, Kansas, Marquette, Wisconsin, Evangel, Minnesota and with Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks. Steve is a tireless worker and a GREAT addition to our staff !

With a year of togetherness, one could say that the best is yet to come ! Rock the Hill,

Coach Cook

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