Coach A.J. Cook came to FC Alliance as a student at the University of Tennessee. At UT, he was the president of the men's club soccer team for three years, as well as being one of the top players. His playing background is extensive. He grew up playing competitive soccer at Premier Soccer Academy in Chattanooga. Coach Cook also played high school soccer for Chattanooga McCallie, one of the top programs in the state.
As a coach, he works in the Boys ADC. Coach Cook works with some of the younger players to help develop their skill and passion for the game. When not coaching, he is working on his degree in Supply Chain Management, which he hopes to acquire at the end of this year (December).