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Justin Cook
  Justin Cook

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
5th Year


09/21/2012

Tulsa Men's Soccer Players and Staff Participate in Make-A-Wish Send Off

Present Kameron with TU soccer gear

02/03/2012

Tulsa Men's Soccer Signing Class Ranked Ninth Nationally

Hurricane signed seven to national letter-of-intent on Wednesday

Justin Cook is in his fifth season as an assistant coach at The University of Tulsa after serving as a graduate assistant coach for three seasons.

Cook's responsibilities include practice and gameday preparation, video coordination, overseeing team travel and recruiting.

During his time at Tulsa, Cook has helped TU clinch three regular season and four tournament Conference USA Championships. He has also helped the Golden Hurricane post an overall 88-43-13 record, advance to the NCAA Tournament in five of the seven seasons, including a quarterfinal appearance in 2009, and earn a school-best No. 2 national ranking in 2010. In 2009, Cook helped bring in the top recruiting class in C-USA according to Top Drawer Soccer, while the 2012 signees were ranked ninth nationally.

Cook came to Tulsa after serving as a volunteer coach at UCF during the 2006 season. He helped the Knights post a 3-3-2 mark in Conference USA.

A four-year letterwinner at Ohio State, Cook concluded his career ranked second among the school's career leaders in goals (33), as well as the Buckeyes career shots leader (191), season shots leader (71) and tied for first in career assists (17). He picked up Soccer America All-Freshmen team honors in 2000, and earned NSCAA and NCAA Third-Team All-America accolades in 2004. Cook was a four-time all-conference selection, and is one of only two players in Big Ten history to be awarded both Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2000) and Big Ten Player of the Year (2004) accolades.

Following his senior season, Cook became the first Buckeye player ever to be invited to the Major League Soccer combine and later was drafted by the Chicago Fire before suffering a career-ending injury. Cook also played with the Central Florida Kraze of the Premier Development League and was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the 2002 PDL National Championship.

A native of Orlando, Florida, Cook received his bachelor's degree in sports and leisure studies from Ohio State in 2004, and received his master's degree in business administration from Tulsa in 2009.

He and his wife, Stefanie, reside in Tulsa. They have two daughters, Piper McKenzie Ann and Riley Elizabeth Ann.