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Mike Cook
Director and Founder

Mike Cook has been with the Central Oklahoma soccer program since its inception and has built the Bronchos into a perennial NCAA Division II power.

Cook came to UCO when the school started the program in 1998 and has guided the Bronchos to an amazing 265-95-27 record over the past 18 years.  He has a 22-year women’s record of 353-117-28, ranking among the Division II coaching leaders in all-time wins and winning percentage (73.7). 

Mike has led UCO to 10 national playoff appearances since 2000, with the Bronchos winning six regular-season titles and five tournament crowns during their tenure in the Lone Star Conference.  Cook earned LSC Coach of the Year accolades six times and was named Midwest Regional Coach of the Year twice.

He's coached 92 All-Conference, 55 All-Region and seven All-America players during his tenure.

UCO was 11-9 in its first year of varsity competition in 1998, then went 13-5-1 in 1999 while breaking into the Division II top 20 rankings during the season.

The Bronchos had a breakthrough season in 2000, finishing 20-3 in winning both the regular season and league tournament titles.  UCO made its first national playoff appearance, beating Mesa State before falling to eventual champion UC San Diego in the quarterfinals.

UCO followed that with a 15-6 league runner-up campaign in 2001, then tied for the regular season conference crown and won the LSC Tournament in 2002 before falling to Metropolitan State in the national tournament to finish 20-3.

The Bronchos made a repeat national tournament appearance in 2003 in finishing 15-5-2, then went 13-6-2 and won the league title in 2004.

Cook led the Bronchos to a 16-3-2 record and second consecutive LSC crown in 2005, with UCO losing a shootout in the playoffs.

It was more of the same in 2006 as the Bronchos captured a third straight regular-season league championship before falling in a shootout in the national tournament to finish 18-3-1.

UCO claimed a fourth consecutive LSC regular-season title and made its longest Division II playoff run in 2007, winning two games to advance to the Sweet 16 before losing to St. Edward’s in the Midwest Regional finals to end a 19-5-1 campaign.

The Bronchos had a lengthy league winning streak snapped in 2008 in having their four-year string of LSC titles ended and ended up finished 13-6-3.

UCO bounced back in 2009, finishing 14-6-3 and winning the LSC Tournament title in a shootout to earn a national tournament berth before losing a shootout in the first round of the regional.

The Bronchos went 11-8-1 in 2010 and started 0-3 in 2011 before winning a school-record 15 games in a row to qualify for the national playoffs despite playing an independent schedule.  UCO hosted one of the South Central Regional tournaments and received a first-round bye before dropping a tough 1-0 decision to Dallas Baptist in the second round.

Central joined the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in 2012 and Cook led the Bronchos to a runner-up finish and a second straight national tournament appearance, with UCO winning its first-round game before falling 1-0 in the second round in finishing the season 16-3-3.

The Bronchos went 9-10-2 during an injury-plagued 2013 season, pulling off two upsets in the MIAA Post-season Tournament to make the finals before losing in overtime.

UCO got back on track in 2014, returning to the national tournament and winning a first-round game en route to a 14-5-3 finish.  The Bronchos went 12-5-3 and finished as MIAA runners-up in 2015.

Mike came to UCO after a highly-successful tenure at Southern Nazarene.  He started his career as an assistant coach for the SNU men’s team from 1987-92 before taking over head coaching duties for both the men’s and women’s teams in 1993.

He had a combined record of 146-66-3 in five years at the helm of both programs, going 88-22-1 with the women and 58-44-2 with the men.

Cook directed the women’s team to a pair of Southwest Regional championships and took the 1995 and ‘96 teams to the NAIA National Championships, finishing third both years.  He was a three-time District 9 and NAIA Southwest Regional Coach of the Year selection at SNU.

Cook also enjoyed great success as a player, both at SNU and in the professional ranks.  He was a two-time All-District 9 and All-Southwest Region performer for the Redskins and played nine years of professional soccer, getting inducted into the United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame in 2006.

Mike, a native of Toronto, Canada, received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SNU.  Cook is married (Sandy) and has two children (Cody and Taylor).

 

Amel Muhamedagic
Associate Director and Co-Founder

Amel Muhamedagic is in his 10th year as top assistant coach at Central Oklahoma, coming to Bronchos after three successful years as head coach at Mount Mercy University in Iowa.

Muhamedagic has helped Bronchos compile an impressive 123-52-18 record over the last nine seasons and UCO has made five appearances in the NCAA Division II national tournament (2007, 2009, 2011 2012 and 2014). 

Amel is involved in all facets of program including recruiting, on field training, academic progress, scouting and game preparation.

In 2007, Muhamedagic’ s first year with the program, he guided the back line and goalkeeper Carly Fisher to 13 shutouts while allowing one goal in going a perfect 10-0 and capturing regular season Lone Star Conference title.

In 2009, Muhamedagic coached goalkeeper Megan Riley and the back line to 13 shutouts and another LSC championship.

In 2012, Muhamedagic helped guide the Bronchos to a runner-up finish in their first year of competition in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.

In 2014, Amel helped the Bronchos register a school-record 15 shutouts in making another Division II national tournament appearance.

He has helped coach 29 all-conference, 24-all region and three All-American players while with UCO.

Muhamedagic came to UCO after three years at Mount Mercy University in Iowa.  His 2005 team set a school record for wins.

Amel led Waterloo (Iowa) High School in goals for three straight years and then played two years for Northern Iowa, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNI.

Muhamedagic has been involved with Oklahoma Olympic Development Program and Region III Program.

Muhamedagic is also involved with the Oklahoma Football Club, the largest soccer club in Oklahoma.  He has served as staff coach for the boys and girls since 2008, with his teams having won numerous state cups and qualified to regional tournaments.

Muhamedagic holds Premier License from National Soccer Coaches Athletic Association (NSCAA highest distinction from this organization), “A” license from United States Soccer Federation (USSF highest distinction from this organization), National Youth License (USSF), and National Goalkeeping License (NSCAA).

Amel, a native of Bosnia, is married (Cynthia) and has three daughters (Mia, Leila and Ella).


Rebebah Svensson
Volunteer Assistant Soccer Coach

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