Husker volleyball coach John Cook releases message on George Floyd
John Cook joined the plethora of Husker head coach to release statements on George Floyd and the protests surrounding his death.
LINCOLN – John Cook joined the plethora of Husker head coach to release statements on George Floyd and the protests surrounding his death.
Here is the full statement:
“As the leader of Nebraska volleyball, one of my jobs is to build a team that plays with and has Ultimate Trust in each other. The greatest teams commit to each other as a family to build it together for the good of the team. Ultimate Trust in our nation is broken and must be built, and we need to start right now.
“Ultimate Trust requires we show up for other’s struggles, we bear each other’s burdens, we engage in difficult conversations, we acknowledge when we are wrong, and we validate each other’s unique experiences so we can work toward solutions.
“Our complacency around the injustice toward our communities of color, especially our black communities, has been at the heart of broken trust. To repair this, we must lean into difficult conversations and find actionable steps that ensure our black colleagues, teammates, and friends are safe, heard and given equal opportunities. Providing support to those who need it most is essential to cultivating equality. I will be working with my staff and athletes to make sure these conversations happen and lead to systemic and behavioral changes in our program that build equality and trust.
“We as a Nebraska volleyball program will work our hardest every day to be positive examples and use our platform to show everyone what Ultimate Trust in each other can achieve on the court and in life.
“With each other. For each other.”
Cook joins Scott Frost, who released his message Monday night.
Fred Hoiberg and Amy Williams also released statements over the past weekend. Softball coach Rhonda Revelle said this earlier on Tuesday.