Former Pitt Basketball Star Comes Home to Coach at Wynnewood Alma Mater

Basketball Friends' Central School.
Image via Friends' Central School.
Mike Cook at Pitt Wynnewood
Mike Cook at Pitt. Image via Pittsburgh Panthers.

A former star basketball player for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, Mike Cook, has taken on the teaching mantle and is now coaching at a local high school, writes George Michalowski for the Pittsburgh Sports Now.

Cook, who played two seasons for Pitt and started every game in a Panther uniform, has returned to his Wynnewood alma mater, Friends’ Central School, where he took the position as Head Coach.

He entered Friends’ Central School in the ninth grade and led an amazing turnaround in the basketball program.

Mike Cook, ’02, Friends’ Central School.

He graduated from FCS in 2002.

During his time with the Panthers from 2006 to 2008, Cook averaged 10.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game.

Cook was part of two NCAA Tournament teams and the Big East Champions squad.

Read more about Mike in Pittsburgh Sports Now.