• You do not need to register if you are not going to pay the yearly fee to post. If you register please click here or log in go to "settings" then "my account" then "User Upgrades" and you can renew.

Jon Cook is the Nick Saban of Volleyball

Big Burruss

Travel Squad
5 Year Member
On his way to the championship game Coach Jon Cook defeated his former assistant coaches in tournament games against Illinois and Kentucky. Additionally, former player and coach Dani Busboom Kelly qualified for the tournament bowing out to Illinois in the second round.

Current staff members Kayla Banwarth and Jaylen Reyes are regarded as rising stars in the profession, meaning there will be no shortage of successful coaches with Nebraska ties to choose from when Cook eventually retires.


10 Year Member
He's more the Osborne of NU volleyball ... in that Cook was an assistant under Terry Pettit ... who took over and built upon a national power -- much like Devaney and Osborne.
True, though that's not to say Saban built up 'bama from nothing. His success was made easier by the long prior history there aswell.