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Chris Cook
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Rockford College
Experience: 6 Years

Now entering his sixth season at Arkansas State and thirteenth season as an assistant coach, Chris Cook has taken on the responsibilities of serving as the Red Wolves' recruiting coordinator, in addition to coaching hitters and infielders.

In 2010, Cook improved the Red Wolves to a .312 team batting average which ranked second in all-time team history. The Red Wolves also had a record 647 hits, 32 home runs and 345 RBI.

In 2009, Cook helped coach the Red Wolves to team batting average of .296, which ranked third all-time in ASU history.  Arkansas State belted out 557 hits during the year which was the fifth-most ever for an ASU team.  The Red Wolves' 242 walks was the sixth-most in team history, and ASU's 337 runs and 291 RBIs were both the seventh-most ever at ASU.

Cook came to Arkansas State after serving as an assistant for one season at Austin Peay State.  Prior to his experience at Austin Peay, Cook spent three seasons as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., where he led the Bearcats to one of the top team ERA's in Division II baseball. Cook was part of a coaching staff that led Lander to a spot in the NCAA Division II National Poll each season, including a ranking of seventh nationally in 2005. In his career, Cook has coached over 60 players who have gone on to play professional baseball, including the first five Lander players to ever play professional baseball and another five who have made it to the Major League level.

Before coaching at Lander, Cook held coaching positions at Winthrop University, Collin County (Texas) Community College and at his alma mater, Rockford College.
Cook earned his Business Administration and Marketing degree at Rockford College. He is married to the former Wendy Mazan, who works as the Executive Director of Better Life Counseling Center in Jonesboro.  They have a daughter, Julianna Rosemarie, born March 21, 2009.

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