Overall Record: 95-95 (through 2017 season) -- 10 seasons
Bucknell Record: 95-95 (through 2017 season) -- 10 seasons
Jeremy Cook, a former member of the United States men’s national field hockey team, recently completed his 10th season as the head coach at Bucknell and continued to keep the Bison near the top of the Patriot League standings.
The Bison field hockey program has had consistent success since Cook arrived to Lewisburg, qualifying for the Patriot League Tournament in each of his 10 seasons. They have made four appearances in the championship game during that time. Following a perfect 6-0 record in conference games during the 2014 season, the Bison won the league's regular season title for the first time in program history and earned the right to host the postseason tournament at Graham Field.
Bucknell's most recent appearance in the Patriot League title game came this past season (2017). The third-seeded Bison upset second-seeded American in a shootout in the semifinal round to advance to the championshup game against host Boston University. They gave the 20th-ranked Terriers all they could handle before finishing as the runner-up with a 2-1 loss.
Cook has had Bucknell players earn NFHCA All-Region honors 10 times, including First Team selections in Tayler Siegrist (2012) and Amanda Faust (2008). At least one player has been named All-Region in eight of his 10 seasons. Additionally, Bison players have accumulated 42 All-Patriot League honors, including 22 First Team selections under his guidance.
Bucknell has been just as successful in the classroom under Cook, and that was never more evident than the 2015 season. The Bison posted the fourth highest GPA in the nation and had three players land a spot on the Academic All-Patriot League Team. Over the past 10 seasons, the team has combined for three Patriot League Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, four Academic All-District selections and 23 Academic All-Patriot League honors. At least three players have been voted to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in six of the past eight seasons.
With a 95-95 overall record, Cook enters the 2018 season with the second most wins in program history. His .500 winning percentage is the second best among coaches who spent at least three seasons at Bucknell.
Among his extensive international field hockey experience, Cook has served as a technical assistant with the U.S. men’s and women’s national teams. He assisted the men’s team at the Olympic qualifying tournament, and the 2008 Olympics-bound women’s squad at the Pan-American Games, the Champions Challenge, the Chile 4-Nation Tournament and the team’s Holland tour. He has also served as an assistant coach and administrative director at the Elite Performance Training Center in either the Pennsylvania/New Jersey or the Midwest Region each summer since 2005, and he has more than six years of experience coaching the U.S. Futures program in the Washington, D.C., area and at developmental camps across the country. During the summer of 2010, Cook served as the head coach of the Pennsylvania Junior Team at the USA Field Hockey High Performance Championships and led the squad to the title.
Hired as an assistant coach at Indiana University in February 2007, Cook has also had assistant coaching stints at Penn (2005-06), Drexel (2000-01), American (1999) and Cornell (1997-98).
Cook enjoyed a stellar playing career. From 1997-2000 he was a member of Team USA. He competed in the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipeg and was a member of three gold medal-winning teams at the U.S. Olympic Festival. He also played on three Indoor Pan American Cup teams and on the 2003 Indoor World Cup team that competed in Leipzig, Germany. From 1995-97, Cook played on the first team with Hockey Club Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
Cook graduated summa cum laude from Drexel in 2002 and in 2018 he went on to earn a Master's of Education degree in Positive Coaching from the University of Missouri.
Cook lives in Lewisburg with his wife, Sandra and their two children, a son, Ryan, born in 2012, and daughter, Rose, born in 2013.