LINCOLN, Neb - Nebraska Head Volleyball Coach John Cook is the 2023 AVCA Coach of the Year.

Cook takes home the honor for the third time in his career, as he also was Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2005.

Cook has led Nebraska to a 32-1 record this season heading into an NCAA Semifinal matchup with Pittsburgh. The Huskers lead the nation in wins and winning percentage, and Nebraska won an outright Big Ten Conference title and was selected as the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament.

Cook, who was also the AVCA North Region and Big Ten Coach of the Year, led Nebraska to a 28-1 record in the regular season, the program’s best regular-season record since 2005. The Huskers won their first 27 matches of the season and held the No. 1 ranking from Oct. 23 through the end of the regular season.

Top-seeded Nebraska takes on Pittsburgh in the Final Four at 6:00 p.m. CST on Thursday night.