John Cook is entering his 19th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach in 2018. He has led the Huskers to four of their five National Championships, 8 Final Fours, 12 conference championships and 16 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Coach Cook currently has 692 career wins and is the 5th-winningest coach in NCAA history. Under Coach Cook, the Huskers have achieved 52 All-Americans and 19 Academic All-Americans, both among the best in the nation. He is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and seven-time Conference Coach of the Year.
Former Husker volleyball standout Lindsay Peterson is in her 12th year as Director of Operations for the Nebraska volleyball program. A former Husker volleyball captain, a 2000 national champion, and one of the greatest defensive players in school history, Peterson was hired in 2006 after serving assistant coaching stints at Northern Colorado and Virginia Tech.
Kayla Banwarth joined the Nebraska volleyball coaching staff as an assistant in January of 2017. Banwarth completed an illustrious playing career for the Huskers in 2010 before embarking on a professional playing career that saw her win an Olympic bronze medal with the U.S. National Team in 2016, as well as an FIVB World Championship. A U.S. National Team libero since 2011, Banwarth also spent two years as a volunteer assistant coach for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team.
Jaylen Reyes joined the Nebraska volleyball program as an assistant coach on March 16, 2018. Reyes, a former BYU libero, has been an assistant coach for the BYU men for the last three seasons. He handled player development and was the recruiting coordinator for the Cougars, who reached the NCAA Championship match each of the past two seasons.