FLUSHING, N.Y. (Feb. 20, 2018) – Queens College Interim Director of Athletics Rob Twible announced Tuesday (Feb. 20) the hiring of Kevin Cook as the Knights' new Head Volleyball Coach, effective immediately.
"We are excited to have a coach of Kevin's caliber join our Queens college family," stated Twible. "Kevin has a great deal of passion and knowledge for the game of volleyball and we are confident that it will translate to great success on the court."
Cook comes to Flushing after spending a year as the volunteer assistant coach for the University of Tennessee women's volleyball team in Knoxville. There, Cook worked with floor defense and specialized in working with the Volunteers' liberos and defensive specialists as well as developing scouting reports and running camps for team skills and individual skills. Prior to his work at the University of Tennessee, Cook was the head varsity coach of the John Glenn High School girls' volleyball team in Suffolk County.
"I am extremely excited to be an addition to an already strong athletic program," Cook mentioned. "The supportive staff and my passion for volleyball will create an extremely positive and successful program both on and off the court. The team has a great deal of potential and I am excited to work with them and build the foundation for a strong culture of success here at Queens College."
Cook also currently serves as a head coach and an assistant coach at the Academy Club in Connetquot, one of Long Island's more recognized youth volleyball clubs. He has served as a head coach in several other places, including for three years at NYC Juniors in Manhattan and a role at South Side High School as the school's junior varsity coach.
Cook was a head coach of Nordenskov UIF in Denmark from 2014-15, taking the women's professional team from last place to a fourth-place finish in the Danish league. Cook also played for the men's Nordenskov UIF team in Denmark as its setter and was part of the USA Volleyball men's travel team.
Cook graduated from SUNY Empire State College with a bachelor's in mathematics and holds USA CAP 1, Safe-Sport and USA Impact Coach certifications.