Bryan Cook
Bryan Cook
Title: Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs and FBs
Organization: Cal Poly
City: San Luis Obispo
State: Calif.

Bryan Cook
Co-Offensive Coordinator (Quarterbacks/Fullbacks) • Fourth Year
Ithaca '98
Recruiting Area: South/North/East Bay Area


Bryan Cook, 35, was hired in January 2009 as Cal Poly's co-offensive coordinator and coaches the quarterbacks and fullbacks.
He served the previous four seasons as head coach at West Point Prep in Fort Monmouth, NJ, compiling a 28-22-1 record, including a 7-3 mark in 2008 and an 8-2 record in 2006. His teams competed against several top-10 community colleges and prep schools.

Cook, who earned the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service while coaching at West Point Prep, was defensive coordinator in the successful 2004 prep campaign, his first on post, achieving a 6-3 record with victories over Air Force Prep and Navy Prep. That squad gave up just 15.4 points and 233 yards per game.

Before joining the staff of former Army coach Bobby Ross in 2004, Cook served on staff at Georgia Tech for three seasons. The Yellow Jackets went to three consecutive bowl games during his time. In 2003 he coached the safeties, led by James Butler (New York Giants/St. Louis Rams) and Dawan Landry (Baltimore Ravens). Coaching the tight ends in 2002 he tutored NFL tight ends J.P. Foschi (Oakland Raiders) and Will Heller (Seattle Seahawks). During the 2001 season, Cook worked with the defensive backs and special teams for former Ross assistant George O’Leary.

Prior coaching stints involved stops at Lafayette College (2000, defensive assistant), and Ithaca College (1999, wide receivers). He was a four-year Dean’s List student at Ithaca, earning his bachelor’s degree in health and physical education in December 1998, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and completing his master’s degree in exercise science in September 2000.

As a Bomber, he lettered in both football and lacrosse, earning all-conference honors in lacrosse as a defenseman. Cook was a starting strong safety on the gridiron when Ithaca captured ECAC Championships in 1996 and 1998.

Cook, originally from upstate New York, is married to his wife Julia and they have one child, Jackson Cook, born Jan. 12, 2010.