2006-Joe-Cook

Joe Cook

YEAR INDUCTED
2006
ROLE
Coach
LEVEL PLAYED
College, High School
About Joe Cook

Three-sport star at Cathedral Prep. Starter for the 1971 Ramblers basketball team that won the Metro title and the PCIAA state championships. Baseball standout, hitting over .330 for the Metro Champions. All-City selection. Also ran the sprints for the Prep Track Team. Signed after high school and played three seasons in the Chicago White Sox farm system as catcher. Joe‘s coaching career began at Mercyhurst Prep as the first boys’ basketball and baseball coach in 1975 and 1976. Assistant coach at Mercyhurst College for three seasons. Set Glenwood league single season record for home runs. Began coaching baseball at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1976. Compiled a 735-348 record in 30 seasons. Won the Oklahoma Class 4-A State title in 2002, State runners up three times. Named All-City Coach of the Year five times, Sunbelt Coach of the Year, and ABCA Division II Coach of the Year. Inducted into Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame. Suffered a fatal heart attack March 17th while coaching a game. Bishop McGuinness baseball field and baseball scholarship fund have been named in honor of Joe.