Chris Cook ('15 and '17 M.B.A.) is in his fourth year on the bench as the assistant coach for the men's basketball program. The Blazers finished 17-10 overall during the 2018-2019 campaign, the programs 13th season .500 or better record in its 16-year history, clinching the 2nd seed in the Middle Atlantic Commonwealth conference and a birth to the Division III ECAC tournament. Cook has been with head coach Chad Dickman since he began leading the program and he has helped coach multiple MAC all-conference players, including Mason Wang and Michael Riley this past season.
Cook joins the staff after playing for the Blazers basketball program. He finished his career with multiple accolades - including Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year, All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team by both D3hoops.com and the NABC 1st Team All Mid-Atlantic Region, Honorable Mention All-America by DIII News, and was one of ten national finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy (given to the country’s top men’s basketball player who embodies DIII’s academic and community service initiatives). In addition to being named to three all-tournament teams, Cook was named U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week for his performance in the 2014 Frederick Rotary Basketball Tournament. He was also named MAC Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week three times.
A native of Mechanicsville, Virginia, Cook earned his varsity basketball letters from Lee-Davis High School.
Cook obtained his bachelor's degree in business administration from Hood in May, 2015, and subsequently his M.B.A., also from Hood, in May, 2017.