Montezuma’s Owen Cook, seated in the front row, is joined by his grandparents, Mary Diane Cook, at left, and Barb and Oran Watson, at right. From left, back row: Angie Cook, Ellen Cook, Vivian Cook and Kyle Cook. Owen signed letters of intent to play football and baseball at Coe College on Wednesday, March 29.
By J.O. Parker
Montezuma Senior Owen Cook is doubling up in college. Cook signed national letters of intent to play both football and baseball for the Coe College Kohawks on Wednesday, March 29. Owen was joined by a host of friends, classmates, coaches and Braves players, along with his parents, Kyle and Angie Cook, sisters, Ellen and Vivian Cook and grandparents, Oran and Barb Watson and Mary Diane Cook.
“Coe is not only getting an amazing athlete, they are getting a great person,” said Josh Anderson, school improvement leader, technology coordinator and baseball coach. “He’s a leader by example.”
“Owen is an all-around student athlete with extreme dedication,” said Jon Beck, social studies teacher and head football coach, who talked about his work ethic in sports, his academics and involvement in school.
In addition to football and baseball, Owen is involved in basketball, golf, shooting sports, FFA, pep band (bass guitar), National Honor Society and FCA. He carries a 4.0 GPA.
“I’m super thankful for my time at Montezuma,” said Cook. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to continue playing the sports I love and am looking forward to the challenge.”
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