Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook has produced quite the career with the Huskers, and he added another milestone Friday evening. With the B1G-opening sweep of Michigan State, Cook now has 800 career wins as an NCAA head coach.

Cook becomes just the 19th head coach all-time to reach at least 800 wins. However, he insisted the mark was unimportant to him.

And while Cook did not want to make a big deal over the accomplishment, Nebraska and AD Trev Alberts felt otherwise. Alberts and the Huskers honored Cook after the win with a custom belt buckle commemorating the accomplishment. The final product is not quite ready, but Cook was blown away by the recognition.

“That’s a really meaningful gift to honor something that I really don’t care about,” Cook said via Amie Just of Husker Extra. “… That was really meaningful because typical they just give you a volleyball and it ends up in a closet somewhere. That is something that will be very, very meaningful to me.

“I really, really appreciate that and the thought behind it. Somebody put some thought behind it. I will really cherish that.”

Cook continued: “It’s a wonderful, wonderful thought and gesture. Those are memories that last for a while in coaching.”

Regardless of how Cook feels about the 800 wins, it is certainly a mark worth celebrating. We’ll see how high the Huskers can push that total in search of a national title this season.