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Rahne Adds Kody Cook as Wide Receivers Coach


NORFOLK, Va. – Old Dominion University Football Head Coach Ricky Rahne has named Kody Cook wide receivers coach, Rahne announced on Thursday.
"Kody has proven across multiple levels of college football that he excels at building relationships with both current players and recruits," Rahne said. "His work as a fundamental coach has helped to produce explosive offenses across many different years and schemes."
Cook comes to ODU after spending two years as assistant wide receivers coach at Tennessee. In his two years with the Volunteers, Cook helped Tennessee to an 11-2 record in 2022 and a win over Clemson in the Orange Bowl, and this past season the Vols went 9-4 with a win over Iowa in the Citrus Bowl.
Prior to that he worked at Hutchinson Community College (Kansas) for four years in a variety of roles. He began as the wide receivers coach before working his way to the pass game coordinator and then co-offensive coordinator in his final two seasons.
Cook got his start in coaching after his playing career at Kansas State concluded and was a student assistant with the Wildcats in 2016. He spent the 2017 at Hutchinson coaching the tight ends and inside receivers.
A native of Louisburg, Kansas, Cook played at Hutchinson for two years before transferring to Kansas State. He began his career as a walk-on before playing in 26 games with the Wildcats and making 21 starts at wide receiver, and one at quarterback. Cook caught 47 passes for 663 yards and a touchdown, and also played three games at quarterback, including starting the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Arkansas in his final game as a collegiate player. He earned second-team All-Big 12 honors as an all-purpose player and became just the third player in Big 12 history with 100-plus yards passing, rushing and receiving yards in the same season, joining K-State's Daniel Thomas (2010) and TCU's Trevone Boykin (2013).