Birthplace: Newport Beach, California
Education: BSEd in Social Science Education, University of Georgia (1996)
Courses Taught: AP & College Prep Economics, AP & College Prep World History, College Prep United States History, Ancient Civilizations, World Geography

Golf Experience and Affiliations:
Four years of California Interscholastic Federation (high school) experience at Newport Harbor High School in Southern California (1988-1991); Southern California Junior PGA Tour player (1990-1991); United States Golf Association member (1988-2016); National Association for Golf Coach Educators member (1999-present); Georgia State Golf Association member (2005), Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association member (2007-present).

Coaching Experience:
Coach Cook has guided the Golden Lion Golf Program since the spring of 1998. In that time, he has accomplished the following:

  • Tournament Founder and Director of the Golden Lion Challenge hosted annually at Laurel Springs Golf Club since 2000
  • Tournament Co-Founder of the Georgia-South Carolina Cup and Team Georgia Coordinator
  • Founder of the annual Atlanta Archdiocese Cup, in place since 2000 with our sister school, Blessed Trinity
  • Tournament Director of numerous Region and Sub-Region Championship Events
  • Sixteen of Coach Cook's nineteen boys teams have competed in the Georgia State Golf Championship events
  • Creator and first Head Coach of the SPX Girls Golf Program in 1999
  • AAA State Championship host in 2013
  • Architect of the GHSA's State Sectional Post-Season Event (now defunct) and a major campaigner and proponent for the newly-implemented 36-hole State Championship Tournament
  • Mentor to numerous golf saavy St. Pius X Graduates

Favorite Courses:
Coto de Caza RTJ North Course in Santa Margarita, CA
The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Golf Club in Palm Coast, FL
Santa Ana Country Club in Orange County, CA 
Waterville Golf Links in Ireland 



Coach Gilbert joined Golden Lion Golf in 2016 as an assistant to the program after coaching numerous SPX teams over his tenure here at Pius, most notably the Golden Lion Baseball Team.  An avid golfer himself, Coach Gilbert has played a number of top-ranked courses around the country, including a number of the Tournament Players Courses.  In his fourth year with the boys golf program, he has been focused on improving player conditioning and mental toughness in addition to supporting player morale and motivation.