Men's Basketball Head Coach
Since the 2009-10 season Andre Cook has been at the helm of St. Edward’s men’s basketball. Cook, a 15-year head-coaching veteran in the college ranks, has compiled a 284-168 overall record, with a 165-128 record as head coach of St. Edward’s.
After spending three years building the program at SEU, Cook has collected 5 straight winning seasons. Since that span began in 2014-15, the Hilltoppers have compiled a 105-51 record, culminating with this past seasons record of 30-4, winning the heartland conference regular season, conference tournament, and advancing to the sweet 16. Cook was named Heartland Conference coach of the year, and South Central Regional coach of the year this past season.
During his tenure, Cook has coached 13 players to 17 all-conference selections, and he guided four players to all-region honors.
Cook came to St. Edward’s from Hudson Valley Community College, where he compiled an overall record of 119-40 (.748) in five seasons. In each of his last two seasons, his Vikings combined for a 62-5 overall record and 32-0 mark in conference play. Cook was named Region III Coach of the Year and BCANY Junior College Coach of the Year in 2007-08. In 2008–2009, the Vikings advanced to the NJCAA Division III national tournament, winning their way to the semifinals.
Cook, the Watervliet, N.Y. native, received his bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Skidmore College in 1994, and he completed a master’s degree in teaching social studies from Union College in 1996. While at Union, he served as an assistant men’s basketball coach from 1994 to 1996. Cook coached basketball at Hudson Falls High School from 1996-04 where he also taught and served as assistant principal.
As a high school player, Cook played four years of varsity basketball at Watervliet High School for New York State and Hudson Valley Hall of Fame coach George Mardigan. Cook was inducted into the Watervliet Hall of Fame in 2009. Cook played four years at Skidmore College and is in the top 10 in scoring at Watervliet and Skidmore, amassing over 1,000 points at both places. In 2012, Cook was inducted into the Capital District Basketball Hall of Fame in Albany, New York.
Cook resides in Austin, with his wife, Stacey, and children, Emily and Colin.