Kendrick Cook named Fultondale head football coach

Fultondale, AL – Etowah Blue Devils assistant Kendrick Cook has been named the Fultondale Wildcats 13th head football coach.  

Cook takes over for Don Dover who lead the Wildcats to an 18-14 record including a pair of region titles, two playoff births and a 12-6 mark in region play during his three seasons in North Jefferson County.  

An Attalla native, Cook graduated from Mississippi State in 2011 after a four-year playing career as a tight-end for the bulldogs.  He was named to the SEC All-Academic Team three times during his collegiate career in Starkville.  

After graduating from Mississippi State, he joined the Bulldogs coaching staff as a student assistant before accepting his first head coaching position at McIntosh High School in 2013.  He lead the 1A Demons to a 2-8 mark, 2-5 in region play, in his lone season at the helm of the Washington County program.  

After a year at McIntosh, Cook spent time as an assistant at Gadsden City High and as a graduate assistant at the University of West Florida before retuning to his alma mater, Etowah High School.  

The Wildcats closed out 2020 at 1-9, winless in region play.  The Cats were elevated to Class 4A prior to the 2020 season after spending six seasons competing in class 3A.