Cook getting Gallaudet back on track

Despite illness and tragedy, Cook has Bison off to best start in more than a decade

Originally Published: January 7, 2010
By Mark Simon | ESPN Stats & Information

"Do you know what you're getting yourself into?"

A friend posed the question in September 2007, when Kevin Cook accepted the head-coaching job at Gallaudet (D.C.) University. A man of diverse basketball experience, Cook thought he was ready for the challenge of coaching a struggling Division III women's basketball team at the world's only all-deaf college.

But when only seven players showed up at the first practice with a coach who didn't yet know sign language, Cook realized ...

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