Dave was an outstanding wrestler,
coach and official. At Chartiers-Houston he was a sectional runnerup,
2-time section champion, WPIAL Champion & PIAA runner-up. His high
school record was 54-9.
At California State he was a conference runner-up and 2-time conference
Champion, NAIA Qualifier, Wilkes Open Runner-up, NCAA 3rd Place Eastern
Regional, NCAA Qualifier. All-American his overall individual college
record was 48-9.
Cook began his wrestling coaching career at Washington Jr. High from
1971- 1975 compiling a record of 25 -8. In 1975 he started the first
wrestling team at Ringgold High School and compiled a record of 19-9.
Coaching at Chartiers-Houston from 1978-1980, his record was 39-7. He
moved to CanonMcMillan High School in 1981 and coached until 1986. His
team won two WPIAL Team Championships, was WPIAL Team Runner-up, a PIAA
Team Runner-up, Two-time Manheim Team Championship, and Four Sectional
Cook's overall coaching record was 160-44-1 for an outstanding winning
percentage of .783. He coached 26 Section Champions, 11 WPIAL Champions
and 4 PIAA Champions during his career.
A highly respected referee during his 16-year career. He refereed many
Section Tournaments, 5 WPIAL Tournaments, 5 PIAA Tournaments and 1
National Champion Tournament.