Washington head coach Keegan Cook will be on the Husky sidelines for the foreseeable future as the school announced a five-year contract extension, keeping him there through the 2022 season.
In three seasons, Cook has led UW to an 85-16 record and 48-12 effort in Pac-12 play including league titles in 2015 and 2016. Seven of his charges have earned All-America nods and Cook himself was named AVCA Pacific North Region Coach of the Year in 2015.
“Coach Cook has done a tremendous job in his three seasons as head coach, and the future is bright for Husky volleyball,” Athletics Director Jennifer Cohen said. “Keegan and his staff are incredibly invested into developing our student-athletes both on and off the court, which mirrors the priorities of our department, and we look forward to supporting him and his staff as they pursue continued excellence.”
The Huskies have earned a top eight seed in the NCAA Tournament all three seasons and advanced to the Elite Eight in 2015 and 2016. In 2017, Washington finished second in Pac-12 play, before being ousted in the NCAA second round by Illinois. UW posted a 25-8 overall record, including a 14-6 mark in league action.
“I am thankful to Jen Cohen and the rest of the UW administration for this renewed commitment,” Cook said. “The University of Washington is a truly special place, and I am honored to be here, and incredibly excited about the future of Husky volleyball.
“The most meaningful part of this is the opportunity to fulfill our commitment to the current and future student-athletes of the program. The young women coming into our program have the highest aspirations and I am grateful for the opportunity to help them achieve their goals.”