Jack Cook (1968-88/ Coach of Men's Cross Country, Track)


Jack Cook retired in July 1988 after 21 years as Nevada’s head track and cross country coach. He guided his cross country teams to ten conference championships (seven West Coast Athletic and three Big Sky) and his track teams to six conference titles (three WCAC and three Big Sky). He was undefeated in collegiate cross country dual meets (58-0) and coached 23 All-America athletes in the two sports. Cook has been Big Sky Coach of the Year three times each in cross country and in track, paralleling his championships (1981, 82, and 84 in track, 79, 80, and 83 in cross country). He was District Seven (Rocky Mountain area) coach of the year in track in 1984.

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Sharae Zheng

After sweeping all three diving competitions, Sharae Zheng helped lead the Pack to a third place finish at the 2017 Mountain West Championships. Not only did she become just the third diver in MW history to win all three events, Zheng finished the weekend setting two MW records. As a program, the Pack has now won 14 of the 15 diving events at the championships, since Nevada joined the MW five years ago.

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