Calvin "Shorty" Cook
The Victoria Generals have announced that Calvin “Shorty” Cook has been named the team’s new assistant coach for the 2011 Texas Collegiate League summer season.
Cook will assist new head coach Ryan Wagner as the Generals set out to defend their 2010 TCL Championship.
Cook, a native and current resident of Yoakum, TX, is presently the head baseball coach at Hallettsville High School. Cook was hired at Hallettsville in 2007 to replace Texas high school coaching legend Jim Appelt.
Prior to Cook’s time at Hallettsville he served as the assistant coach at Brazoswood High School in 1993, as the assistant coach at Yorktown High School from 1995-1997, and as the head coach at Yorktown from 1998-2006.
As a head coach, Cook has led his teams to four district championships and has reached the state playoffs eight times.
Cook’s playing career began at Yoakum High School where he was a four-year starter on the baseball team for legendary coach Jace Wood from 1984-1987. Cook then moved on to play at Angelina Junior College in 1988 & 1989. Cook finished his collegiate playing career at Tarleton State University in 1990 & 1991.
In 1992, Cook graduated from TSU with a bachelors of science in exercise science and sports studies.
The Victoria Generals will kick off the 2011 season in June. The full TCL schedule will be released to the public soon. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the team’s front office located at 3708 North Navarro Suite A in the Landmark Shopping Center, online at www.VictoriaGenerals.com
, or by calling 361-485-9522.