Mon., Jan. 31, 2011
El Cajon, Calif. -- On Monday, San Diego Christian College and Head Men's Basketball Coach Conrad Sun announced the hiring of Tim Cook (pictured left), the new lead recruiting and assistant coach for Hawks.
"Coach Cook is an upgrade to our coaching staff in many ways." said Coach Sun. "There are two reasons that stand out to me above the rest. First, he's a guy that loves relationships and it is evident that everywhere he's been he has built great relationships with players, coaches and families. And secondly", comments Sun, "is his wealth of experience recruiting in the GSAC and knowing what it takes to compete in this league."
Cook brings 17 years of playing/coaching experience into SDCC along with fresh knowledge of GSAC coaching from 7 seasons ('03-'10) of assisting at GSAC power, California Baptist University. At CBU, Cook helped build a top caliber NAIA program, where the Lancers were a No. 1 NAIA Division I ranked team in 2008-09 and were ranked in the top twenty in America five out of the seven seasons he was on staff. He was also a part of the 2009 win over NCAA Division I Pepperdine University and had a hand in bringing three All-American's to the Lancer's squad, one of which was GSAC Player of the Year in 2007-08.
Prior to CBU, Cook was a key component to turning an 0-31 program (2000) at Cascade College ('01-'03) in Portland, Oregon, into a 28-6 team who made a NAIA DII Sweet 16 appearance at the NAIA National Tournament in 2002.
From 1996-2001, he was both a head and assistant coach at high schools in the Vancouver, Washington and Salem, Oregon. He led elite high school teams, such as Prairie HS who qualified for the Washington State Final Four in 2001 and focused on the individual growth of the players under him.
At SDCC, Cook looks forward to helping rebuild a nationally competitive program through recruiting, assisting Coach Sun, and working to change perception and the mentality of SDCC basketball.