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One year ago PJ Cook was like any other parent, watching his son Dalton play for the Great Falls Chargers. Dalton is too old to play this year but PJ will ensure that a "Cook" is still around as he begins his first year as the Chargers' new head coach.

"From the stands, you think you got it all figured out," says head coach PJ Cook. "Then when you get down there and the lineup card is in front of you and you're trying to stick with the kids, you know you got to make a move to help the team. You gotta pull the trigger but it's a lot easier in the stands."

Watching his two sons play for the Chargers over the years has allowed PJ to get to know his current players better, which makes him all the more excited that his roster is loaded with talent

"Oh It's been huge," said Cook. "You don't have to tell these guys twice. They got everything figured out. They've been around programs. They know how to play. It's just a matter of me putting it up on the lineup card and they go out and do it. So it's been really nice having 12 older boys."

Having talented veterans on the team has helped coach Cook get settled into his new position. It's a luxury he doesn't take for granted.

"We've been around Coach cook for quite awhile," said Third Basemen Tyler Pfennigs. "His kid played with us last year and we all played with him growing up. Coach Cook was our coach back then so it's not that big of an adjustment."

"I think he's a great coach," says Chargers Outfield Jayse McLean. "He Knows a lot about baseball. As far as us, when you got a good guy teaching you good things that's pretty easy to learn and listen to him."

The Chargers are only two games into their young season. Dalton Cook will have plenty of time to watch his dad lead the Chargers to victory….just as PJ did for both of his sons when they were on the field.

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