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Cook named assistant coach at Kentucky Wesleyan

OWENSBORO, Ky. -- The Kentucky Wesleyan College wrestling program has added Evansville native, Chad Cook to its staff, as announced by Head Coach Rob McCabe on Friday. Cook will primarily work with the upper weight classes.

Chad Cook
Cook comes to Wesleyan after three years at Wayland Baptist in Plainview, Texas. The Pioneers compiled a 18-16 record in duals in that span as well as posting two top-40 finishes in the NAIA National Tournament. The highest was 29th during the 2016-17 season.

He was a collegiate wrestler at the University of Dubuque where he was a two-time NCWA national qualifier, earning 2008 NCWA All-American (sixth place) at 165 pounds. He was a member of the University of Dubuque coaching staff when the wrestling program set the school record for most national qualifiers (5) in 2013. He coached 12 national qualifiers and two all-Americans in 2012-14 and from 2005-11 as an assistant at Evansville Reitz High School coached 20 state qualifiers and 10 state place winners.

Cook graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville before attending the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Dubuque (Iowa), having earned a degree in physical education with a special education minor in 2013.

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