Cincinnati Inquirer: Coach's absence will be 'Major' loss

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Maj. Ed Cook is the head coach for the Dixie Heights High School Swim Team. He'll deploy to Iraq with the 149th Manuever Enhancement Brigade based in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Cincinnati Inquirer)

Dixie Heights coach Ed Cook is reuniting with members of his team at this week’s state swimming and diving championships at University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

When the meet kicks off with the diving competition on Thursday, it will have been nearly two weeks since Cook departed immediately following the regional meet for his second deployment in 10 years as a member of the Army National Guard.

Cook, who has a rank of Major, is in the middle of a three-week deployment training at the Kentucky National Guard Western Kentucky Regional Training Center…

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