Mon., July 18th, 2011
El Cajon, Calif. -- On Monday, San Diego Christian College announced the hiring of Tim Cook (pictured left) as Head Men's Basketball Coach.
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. The Lancers were ranked No. 1 in NAIA Division I in 2008-09 and were ranked in the top 20 in America five out of the seven seasons he was on staff. In addition, CBU made the Sweet 16 on three occasions. Cook was also a part of the 2009 win over NCAA Division I Pepperdine University and had a hand in bringing three All-Americans 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 and working to change perception and the mentality of SDCC basketball. Most importantly, however, is Cook's desire to develop men who seek the Lord.
"I want to thank The family of San Diego Christian College for giving me this opportunity to teach, mentor, and build the basketball program in a Christ-like manner," said Cook. "I look forward to making the Community of San Diego proud of our student athletes on and off the court. It is in great honor that we represent San Diego Christian College with integrity, moral values, and godly character as we move forward towards achieving spiritual, academic, and athletic success."