Former University of Iowa all-America tight end Marv Cook was our guest for the first allhawkeyes.com podcast.
Cook, who lives in Iowa City with his wife and three children, discussed a wide range of topics on Friday, including his future in coaching.
The former NFL all-Pro tight end has led Iowa City Regina to five consecutive state titles in football. Cook said on Friday that he plans to coach the Regals for at least one more season. Regina’s last two state titles came with Cook’s oldest son, Drew Cook, playing quarterback for the Regals.
Marv Cook talks on the podcast about the joy of coaching his son and about why he thinks Drew can excel as a Hawkeye quarterback. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Drew Cook signed a letter of intent with Iowa in February and will be a true freshman this coming fall.
Marv also explains why he is frustrated with the assumption that Drew will follow in his footsteps and switch to tight end at Iowa. Marv wants Drew to have an opportunity to carve his own path as a Hawkeye.
Marv speaks highly of his coaching staff at Regina, which features several former Iowa football players. Former Iowa receiver Ed Hinkel is Regina’s offensive coordinator, while former Hawkeye defensive ends Jason Dumont and Alex Kanellis serve as defensive coordinator and strength coach, respectively. Kanellis also coaches the offensive line at Regina.
We’d like to thank Marv Cook for being our first guest for the podcast. We plan to do at least one podcast a week and hope that you enjoy them.