Andrew Cook Athletes For College Evaluator
Andrew is currently the head coach of Vandit Wrestling Academy and director of operations. He runs monthly clinics and travels with his academy team to competitions across the nation. As WSWA cadet director he runs the 15-17 year old age division’s development for national tournaments including being the head coach for the Washington national cadet wrestling team. He also volunteers as an assistant coach for the Anacortes High School Wrestling program.
As an athlete, Andrew was a threetime high school state champion and a two time All American making the ASICS All American team in 1996. In freestyle and Greco roman wrestling he was a fifteen time state champion. He attended the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and North Idaho College achieving All Conference Honors in 1997 at 126lbs. With his college career being cut short due to injury, he started his coaching career in 1999.
In Andrew’s fifteen years of coaching he has produced one four time high school state champion, 9 three time high school state champions and over thirty one time high school state champions. In freestyle and Greco roman he has coached 26 national champions and over 50 All Americans.
Over the past few years Andrew has accumulated recognition from USA Wrestling as the Western Developmental Coach of the Year and finalist for National Coach of the Year. In 2014 he earned a spot as apprentice coach for the United States World Wrestling Team taking him to Uzbekistan. His academy is currently the reigning state champion in folkstyle and Greco roman with a runner up finish in freestyle.