This has been a special year for Nebraska volleyball and that’s saying a lot. The Husker volleyball team has always been a top performer, and John Cook has been in charge of the team since he took over from legend Terry Pettit in 2000.
Terry Pettit was an enormous influence in growing the sport of volleyball, and John Cook has done an amazing job of carrying on that legacy.
Nebraska started this volleyball season with a historic, world-recording setting event at Memorial Stadium when 92,003 people attended Volleyball Day on August 30th. The event garnered attention around the world as being the largest attended women’s sporting event in history.
Nebraska won the Big Ten title this year, and Cook won Big Ten Coach of the Year. It’s only fitting that today Cook was awarded the AVCA National Coach of the Year Award. This is his third time winning the award, having previously won in 2000 and 2005.
This evening the 32-1 Nebraska volleyball team is set to take on Pitt in the 2023 Final Four. if they win, they’ll face the winner of Texas - Wisconsin for a shot at another national title.
It’s been amazing already. Congratulations John Cook, your legend continues to grow!