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Former Fluco Welcomed as Coach
March 23, 2022
To kick off the spring sports season, FCHS welcomed a new JV girls soccer assistant coach. Alexus Cook, who joins a line of Fluco graduates coming back to the school to work, has been working on perfecting her skill in soccer since age four.
“I played club soccer for about seven years [and] played on the Fluvanna varsity team for four years through high school,” said Cook. After being on the team at FCHS, she graduated in 2016. She then attended Emory & Henry College where she majored in Economics and minored in Business Administration and Political Science. Cook graduated from college in three years and played soccer there for two of those years.
After graduating from college, Cook was offered a data analyst position for Boyd Caton Group, Inc., where she has worked for nearly three years.
Now back at FCHS coaching soccer, Cook said she looks forward to having a successful season and seeing what the future holds for the team. “These girls have already been working so hard and I’m so excited to watch them develop into better players over the season,” she said.
“My favorite part about the sport is how difficult it is overall,” said Cook. “You have to have technique to pass the ball, shoot, [and] dribble. It is one of the most difficult sports to learn, in my opinion, but it’s so rewarding when you do,” she added.
Cook has high hopes for the team and has set goals for the upcoming season. “Winning a majority of our games would be ideal. However, my main goal is to prepare these girls for the next level of soccer,” she said. “We have so many talented players and my job is to prepare them for the transition to varsity.”
Besides playing soccer, Cook’s free time is mainly spent taking care of her husband and daughter. “My husband and I have a four-month-old and she always keeps us on our toes,” she said.