Following another National Championship season with the Huskers, Nebraska head coach John Cook has earned a raise as part of his deal.
The upgrade in salary will push him up $75,000 dollars according to the Lincoln Journal Star, sending him to a $675,000 annual deal. Beyond the pay raise, Cook’s deal has also been extended one more year, keeping him locked in with the Huskers for five more seasons.
Cook guided Nebraska to its second National Championship in three seasons in 2017, with the one year sandwiched in between coming with a Big Ten Championship and Final Four appearance. In total, Nebraska finished 2017 at 32-4.
The 62-year-old native of Chula Vista, California has been with Nebraska since 2000 as the head coach, winning four National Championships (2000, 2006, 2015, 2017), nine Big 12 championships and three Big Ten titles just with Big Red. His coaching record is 531-69, good for a .885 winning percentage. He also has collected AVCA National Coach of the Year twice along with seven conference coach of the year honors.
Nebraska is in their first year with new Athletic Director Bill Moos too, showing the strong relationship and trust between him and the Cook atop the volleyball program.
Cook could add even more to his career resume in 2018 too, as Nebraska is ranked third in VolleyMob’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 Power Rankings.