Bryan Cook
Quality Control Specialist/Defense

Bryan Cook

Quality Control Specialist/Defense

Years at Tech Eighth Season
Alma Mater Ithaca (1998)
Bryan Cook

Biography

Bryan Cook began his third stint as a member of Georgia Tech’s football staff in 2018. In his latest role, he serves as a quality control specialist for defense, assisting the Yellow Jackets’ coaching staff with opponent scouting and game-planning.

Cook previously served as Georgia Tech’s quarterbacks and B-backs coach (2013-16) and as a graduate assistant with the Yellow Jackets (2001-03).

In his four seasons directing the Yellow Jackets’ quarterbacks and B-backs, he coached five student-athletes that received all-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition, including quarterback Justin Thomas, who became the 39th player in NCAA Division I FBS history with 4,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in a career. Cook also helped the Jackets rank among the top 10 nationally in both rushing offense and passing yards per completion in each of his four seasons as QB/BB coach.

Including his three seasons as a G.A., the Yellow Jackets have earned bowl berths in six of Cook’s seven seasons with the program.

He returns to Tech after serving as offensive coordinator at Georgia Southern in 2016. His 19-year coaching career also includes stints at Ithaca (wide receivers – 1999), Lafayette (defensive assistant – 2000), U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School (defensive coordinator – 2004; head coach – 2005-08) and Cal Poly (co-offensive coordinator – 2009-12).

Cook played football and lacrosse at Ithaca, where he was a starting strong safety for two conference championship squads on the gridiron and was an all-conference defenseman in lacrosse.

He graduated from Ithaca in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and in 2000 with a master’s in exercise science. Cook and his wife, Julia, have two children – Jackson and Reagan.