Ethan Cooke joined the Bucknell swimming & diving program as an assistant coach in June 2018.
Cooke spent the past two campaigns as an assistant coach at Division III Wesleyan University, where he worked with two NCAA qualifiers and watched school records fall 33 times. He helped coach Caroline Murphy to a fourth-place finish in the 100 backstroke at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships and also mentored Wesleyan's first three NESCAC individual champions.
Cooke was tasked with creating and running swimming-specific strength sessions, including dry land power circuits, lifting programs and yoga sessions. He also helped with recruiting, fundraising and managing the team's online store.
While at Wesleyan, Cooke served as the head senior coach at Middlesex Aquatic Club. There, he ran all practices for the senior group and coached the top eight swimmers in the 13-to-14 age group at the Connecticut Age Group Championship. From 2015 to 2016, he was an age group coach for the Hawks Swimming Association, where he helped prepare athletes for meets such as the Speedo Sectionals and Adirondack Gold Championships.
Cooke swam for SUNY New Paltz, graduating in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Finance. While a Hawk, he earned 2016 All-SUNYAC honors in the 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay. A three-year captain, he set school records in the 200 butterfly and freestyle and medley relays. He went on to complete his master's degree in Liberal Arts and Studies from Wesleyan in 2018.