Varsity Ice Hockey - Boys
At MKA we are working with exceptional young people. As a coaching staff we acknowledge that in our approach. Our team works hard to facilitate an environment that finds its foundations in open and lucid communication between the players and staff. Success occurs when everyone is on the same page. We say that luck is the crossroads of preparation, execution and opportunity. One of the ways we prepare is by skating everyday. It’s part of our commitment to providing a first class prep program.
I believe that great teams are built around good players, but even more importantly around good people. Every day is an opportunity to get better, and do things the right way. Consistently showing up to work hard and do things the right way is what separates “hockey players” from people that just play hockey.
Head Coach: Tim Cook
Coaching position(s) at MKA: Head Varsity Ice Hockey Coach
Head Coach Since: 2015
College(s) or University (s) Attended: University of Michigan (BA), University of Ulster (MBA) and Montclair State University (MAT)
Prior Coaching Experience: Hockey Director; Pittsburgh Penguins Elite (2016 18U USA Hockey National Champions), Assistant Coach; Montclair State University
Other Athletic Accomplishments: All National C first team while at MKA as a player, USHL All Star (2003), 5th round NHL draft pick of the Ottawa Senators (2003), 4 year letter-winner at University of Michigan (2004-2007), 3 time CCHA regular season Champion, 2 time CCHA playoff Champion, Former pro-hockey player (ECHL, Denmark, EIHL), 2 time regular season champion ECHL, EIHL playoff champion, Nominated for Defenseman of the Year in EIHL (2010)
Bill has taught at the Packer Collegiate Institute, Bank Street School for Children, and the Berkeley Carroll School.
Tim enjoys sports, especially coaching ice hockey and lacrosse. He is an avid reader, especially history, biographies, and fiction. He loves to travel and looks forward to continuing to explore the world!