DOB: 14 November 1955
From: Box Hill/Hawthorn
Born in Scotland, Cook's family moved to Australia when he was three years old. He played 27 games for Box Hill in the VFA from 1973 before joining Hawthorn, where he appeared in more than 50 Reserves games without making the senior side. He crossed to Melbourne in 1977 and played four games. That year he was one of Melbourne's representatives in the 1977 Grand Final Mile along with Peter Keays. It was his last act before leaving the club.
Cook joined Caulfield in 1978, then East Perth in the WAFL and Subiaco. In 1983 he won Sunday Football League best and fairest while playing for Rockingham then returned to East Perth as Reserves coach where he won two reserves premierships. In 1986 he took over as senior coach at Ainslie in the ACTFL. He started in football administration with the West Coast Eagles in 1990, with whom he was the CEO during their greatest era, before joining Geelong in 1999 where he met with more premiership success.
Inside Football - 20/04/1978