Coach. A graduate of North Loup High School, Ken Cook began coaching in 1959 at Trumbull, went to Douglas and landed in Adams for a career spanning six decades, most of which was spent at Adams then Freeman High School. In coaching football, he has a 260-94-3 career record that includes three state championships, four runners-up; 12 undefeated regular seasons, 12 state playoff teams and 14 conference championships. In basketball, he coached five girls state championships, three state runners-up and 16 state tournament appearances while posting a record of 626-147. When combined with his years of coaching boys basketball, he has a 732-234 record, amassing the most victories by any basketball coach in the state of Nebraska. In track, he coached two state runners-up (88-89), four district championships and four district runners-up teams. He is a High School Coach of the Year winner, an inductee into the University of Nebraska at Kearney Athletic Hall of Fame, an all-star game head coach and twice a national coach of the year finalist. In 2008 Coach Cook was selected the National Coaches Association Girls Basketball Coach of the year. He helped form Eight-Man Football Association and started eight-man football all-state game. High School: North Loup. College: Kearney State.
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