August 2, 2011

Amanda Cook Joins Coaching Ranks with Position at Lake Minneola High School

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Former Saint Leo volleyball player and West Georgia assistant coach Amanda Cook has joined the coaching ranks when she was named the head coach at Lake Minneola High School in Minneola, Florida earlier this summer.

In discussions with the Saint Leo Athletic Communications Office Cook said that she earned her MBA from the University of West Georgia last spring where she also served as the Graduate Assistant for the women's volleyball team.  Despite her term in Carrolton, Ga. coming to an end, her desire to coach was stronger than ever.

"I'm originally from Florida and knew I wanted to move back and pursue a career in coaching," Cook said.  "Lake Minneola High School is the perfect fit.  It's a brand new school in a very up-and-coming area.  A coach couldn't ask for a better opportunity!"

The native of Royal Palm Beach, Florida graduated in 2009 after a four-year career as a defensive staple for the Lions.  Fighting for the starting libero spot her freshman year, Cook became a staple for the Lions' defense during her entire career.  As a Lion, Cook played in 348 games, ending her playing career with 130 assists.  She sits fourth all-time at Saint Leo with 1051 digs, averaging 3.02 digs per set.