Oaks Christian School, a nationally recognized college-preparatory day and boarding school, announces the hiring of Brad Cook as the new head of athletics, overseeing the school’s premier sports programs. He will start July 1.
The announcement comes as part of the school’s leadership succession plan, considering Jan Hethcock’s (founding and current head of athletics) recent decision to scale back his day-to-day responsibilities in preparation for his eventual retirement.
Cook joins Oaks Christian from his current post of assistant principal of athletics at Thousand Oaks High School, where he has served since July 2020. Prior to Thousand Oaks, he held senior athletic and administrative leadership posts at Redwater High School in Redwater, Texas, Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, California and the Whitehouse Independent School District in Whitehouse, Texas.
“Brad is a skilled and seasoned athletic leader, having previously been an assistant head football coach; recruitment coach and offensive coordinator; and woman’s track and field coach’, said Head of School Rob Black.
Black added: “After receiving scores of applications and interest from across the country, Oaks Christian is fortunate to have the opportunity to welcome Brad onto our leadership team. I am confident that Brad will be a significant contributor to Oaks Christian’s mission of delivering a ‘Distinctive Athletics Program’ to our young men and women student-athletes.”
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Cook holds masters degrees from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary (Theology) and the University of Texas (Education). Currently, he is pursuing his Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Abilene Christian University, Texas.