Coach Cook's Corner - Worldwide Basketball Podcast

Welcome to the worldwide basketball podcast where we will be posting weekly forums on basketball related subjects for High School and AAU coaches along with basketball enthusiasts everywhere.
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 !

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, and a 2014-2015 championship season.The players worked hard and sacrificed on the way to setting 36 records/milestones their first year, 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.   Carlotta Kloppenburg is in her first season as an Assistant Coach after serving 1 year as Graduate Assistant with the Eagles.  Marvin Harvey, also known as the "Shot Doctor" has an extensive background in development and is serving on the Eagles staff as an Assistant Coach.  Director of Basketball Operations Chelsea Johnson, a native of Houston and a 2012 University of Arkansas at Monticello graduate, has a long time history with Coach Cook.  Janko Popovic, originally from Serbia, is in his first year as Graduate Assistant for the Eagles program.

The best is yet to come!

Rock the Hill,

Coach Cook

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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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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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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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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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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