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David Cooks: Author Visits MATC

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Getting Undressed with ... David Cooks!

Please join us to welcome a local author

Coach David Cooks

Where:  MATC - Cooley Auditorium

When: Wednesday, November 13th 2019

TIme: 10:00AM - 12:00PM


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David Cooks

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David Cooks, a T-6 paraplegic, is a Speaker, Coach and the Author of the award-winning book “Getting Undressed – From Paralysis to Purpose”.  In his book, David encourages the reader to keep moving forward regardless of life’s challenges and to put Purpose into action by helping others. 

David’s basketball coaching career is distinguished. Highlights of his coaching career include serving under Coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University, representing the United States in Estonia and Finland with Coaches Frank Martin and Guy Rancourt (USA East Coast Basketball), and serving as the Head Coach at Marquette University High School.  Most recently, David has served as an assistant coach at Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.

After leaving the corporate world, David spent nearly 25 years in Education, including 17 years at his alma mater, Marquette University High school, teaching Economics, and serving as the Diversity Director.

A sought-after speaker and coach, David shares his inspiring story and insights with audiences throughout the United States and internationally.

“David’s story is compelling.  His outlook on life and his insights are practical and life-changing.” – Joe Sweeney, NY Times best-selling author (Networking is a Contact Sport).

David’s  book, “Getting Undressed – From Paralysis to Purpose” is available at online outlets, including Amazon, at your  local Barnes and Noble stores and is also available on his website

…”Getting Undressed is inspiring and proof that you can win in life regardless of the circumstances” – Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball, Duke University.

David earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA in Finance from Duke University

David and his wife MariPat reside in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin


"Your ability to endure is always greater than your willingness to endure."  -   David Cooks