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Whitehouse approves Adam Cook as Head Football Coach
Thursday, 14th February 2013 - 8:15PM
Adam Cook is the new head football coach at Whitehouse High School after being approved by the Whitehouse I.S.D. school board on Monday night, "This means a great to me and my family and I'm blessed to have this opportunity, I've been in Whitehouse for seven years and as you know, you covered us, you understand, there's been something special going on here for the last several years."

Cook, who has been the Wildcats offensive coordinator the past three years had to wait nearly three-plus hours for an Executive Session to end before being approved and he said it was no doubt a restless evening, "It was nerve-wracking at times, wondering about questions I'd been asked, whether my answers could have been better, but as you mentioned on the radio, the job of the Whitehouse school board wasn't to get this done quickly, but get all their questions answered and get it right."

Cook, replaces Randy McFarlin who went 59-43 in nine years as head coach at Whitehouse, ironically, it was McFarlin who gave Cook his first-ever high school football coaching job at Daingerfield, "Coach McFarlin got me into the coaching business with my first job as an assistant at Daingerfield, and he's a major reason why I'm in this position now to take control of the program into the future." Cook added, "When we were told Coach McFarlin's contract wouldn't be extended, I told anyone who would listen that our job as a staff was to send him off in style with a memorable season and although we didn't quite reach our ultimate goal of a state championship, the 2012 Wildcats had a nice run at 10-2."

Cook, who graduated from Redwater High School and Texas Tech University, has been an assistant at not only Daingerfield and Whitehouse, but also his Alma Mater, Redwater, along with stops in Sulphur Springs and at Chapel Hill, "I'm glad this process is over, it's been tough for a lot of people throughout the transition but we kept the kids focused and it was tough at times because no one really knew who would be coming back, but it's made us all tougher," Cook continued, "Now that this process has ended, I know we have the support of the school board, they know my vision, I've shared that with them and it's now time for everyone to move forward, but not forget about our past."

Cook ended his conversation saying he can't wait to get to the off-season workouts this week knowing what the future holds for the Wildcats program, "When I was placed in charge of the off-season I wanted to run it like it was ours and that's how I presented it to the kids, I owed those kids 100% of what I had whether I was going to be their next head coach or not."

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