John Cook
Serve and Pass Improvement Key for Huskers
5 hrs ago by Jacob Padilla
Serve, pass and defense. That simple mantra is the foundation on which John Cook has built his program. Nebraska used that formula to advance to four straight Final Fours. However, the 2019 team followed a slightly different script and it led to an earlier-than-normal exit from the NCAA Tournament.
Cook, Krause Dish on Value of International Experience
9 days ago by Jacob Padilla
Coach John Cook says international experience is "invaluable" for developing volleyball players, and 2021 commit Lindsay Krause has gained plenty of that experience the last couple years alongside a few of her future teammates.
Depth Could be More Important than Usual for Huskers in 2020
29 days ago by Jacob Padilla
In a volleyball season unlike any we've seen before, depth could be even more important than it normally is, and depth is something the Huskers should have in 2020.
A Conference-Only Schedule in the Toughest Volleyball Conference
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Big Ten dropped a bombshell on the college sports world on Thursday by cancelling all nonconference games for fall sports and moving towards conference-only seasons. Football drew most of the headlines, but that decision had a massive impact on volleyball as well.
Early Work Benefits Huskers Amid Recruiting Calendar Changes
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Recruiting calendar changes and the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically altered the volleyball recruiting landscape, but Coach John Cook and his staff did a lot of their work for the 2021 and 2022 classes early.
Husker Volleyball Ready to Stay Local if Needed in Nonconference Play
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
With just over two months until volleyball season is supposed to start, Hail Varsity caught up with Coach John Cook to discuss what Nebraska's schedule might look like in 2020 and how the Huskers are adjusting to the changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nebraska Volleyball Finds New Routine in Return to Campus
1 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Nebraska volleyball team has been back on campus for a couple of weeks now, and Coach John Cook told Hail Varsity the reintegration to campus has gone smoothly.
Huskers Set with Knuckles, Still Need More Specialists to Step Up
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. Next up: defensive specialists.
Padding the Stats: A Time for Listening
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Current and former Nebraska players and coaches are talking about systematic racism and police brutality. Jacob Padilla writes that we need to listen.
Consistency Will be Key for Huskers at Outside Hitter
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. Next up is outside hitter.
A Beginning, an Ending & Lots of Intrigue for the Huskers in the Middle
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
The Nebraska volleyball team will return its entire starting lineup from the 2019 season, but there’s been a lot of change as well. Hail Varsity recently caught up with Coach John Cook to go position-by-position through the roster and look ahead to the 2020 season. Next up is middle blocker.
Cook Shares What Season Could Look Like for Nebraska Volleyball
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Coach John Cook offered some insight into what the 2020 volleyball season might look like and how Nebraska is working towards getting players back on campus on Thursday night.
Kelly Hunter Plays Key Role as Huskers Navigate Unique Spring
2 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Kelly Hunter's time coaching beach and scouting talent on the recruiting trail may have been cut short, but John Cook still leaned heavily on his interim assistant as the Huskers navigated through a unique and challenging spring.
Huskers Sign Missouri Grad Transfer Kayla Caffey
3 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Coach John Cook has bolstered his roster with the addition of Missouri graduate transfer Kayla Caffey, a 6-foot middle blocker who signed with Nebraska on Thursday.
Cook on 'Winning the Day,' Zoom Calls & Nebraska's Summer Schedule
3 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Coach John Cook talked with Hail Varsity about how he's handling social distancing, communication with his players and preparing his team for whatever shape or form the 2020 preseason and season may take.
On Kelly Hunter's Crash Course in Recruiting for Nebraska
3 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Before the COVID-19 pandemic shut sports down across the world, Kelly Hunter made her debut as an on-the-road recruiter for Nebraska. She spoke to Hail Varsity about that experience and what she learned.
Hawaiian Hitter Keonilei Akana Set to Transition to Defensive Specialist at Nebraska
3 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
From Hawaii to Lincoln, Nebraska's newest signee Keonilei Akana will look to follow in the footsteps of players like Justine Wong-Orantes and Kenzie Knuckles as she transitions into a full-time defensive specialist role after playing a different position in high school.
Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Honor Gave Jordan Larson Chills
4 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
This week, a pair of Nebraska volleyball legends received some good news as Coach Terry Pettit and former outside hitter Jordan Larson are among the six individuals selected to enter the Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020. Larson joined Sports Nightly to discuss the honor and more.
Kelly Hunter Ready for Coaching Opportunity with Nebraska
6 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
After five years of pushing and prodding from John Cook, former Husker All-America setter Kelly Hunter is ready to dive into the coaching world as she serves as Nebraska's interim assistant coach for the next seven months.
Roster, Coaching Changes as Huskers Gear Up for 2020 Season
6 mo ago by Jacob Padilla
Following some recent roster attrition, expect John Cook and his staff to be active in the transfer portal and on the recruiting trail as the Huskers gear up for another run at reaching the Final Four, which will be held in Omaha once again in 2020.
 
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