Overall Record: 85-85 (through 2016 season) -- nine seasons
Bucknell Record: 85-85 (through 2016 season) -- nine seasons
Jeremy Cook, a former member of the United States men’s national field hockey team, recently completed his ninth season as the head coach at Bucknell.
The Bison field hockey program has had consistent success since Cook arrived to Lewisburg, qualifying for the Patriot League Tournament in each of his nine seasons. They have made three 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.
Cook has had Bucknell players earn NFHCA All-Region honors nine times, including First Team selections in Tayler Siegrist (2012) and Amanda Faust (2008). At least one player has been named All-Region in seven of his nine seasons. Additionally, Bison players have accumulated 38 All-Patriot League honors, including 20 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 nine seasons, the team has combined for three Patriot League Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards, four Academic All-District selections and 21 Academic All-Patriot League honors. At least three players have been voted to the Academic All-Patriot League Team in six of the past seven seasons.
With a 85-85 overall record, Cook enters the 2017 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, who graduated summa cum laude from Drexel in 2002, 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 lives in Lewisburg with his wife, Sandra and their two children, a son, Ryan, born in 2012, and daughter, Rose, born in 2013.