"Crook, a Winnipeg native and Elmwood High School grad, cried tears of joy when he replaced Bill Wedlake as the Wesmen head coach in March 2001, calling it his dream job. 'I hope and think this is the last job I'm ever going to have,' he said at the time.It is a damn shame whenever it ends this way. Winnipeg returned more than 90% of its scoring from last season and could not win for trying, so evidently it was that something-had-to-give stage.
"Crook, who was the 2000 CIS coach of the year, came from the Lethbridge Pronghorns, where he enjoyed plenty of success in 12 years at the helm. It didn't carry over to the Wesmen, however, as his regular-season record was 57-120. Despite making the post-season in seven of his eight years at the helm, the Wesmen won only one playoff round."
Wesmen coach steps aside as hoops team slides (Kirk Penton, Winnipeg Sun)
Crook quits amid wreckage of Wesmen season (Ashley Prest, Winnipeg Free Press)