ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Prior to the start of the NCAA Division II National Championships, the ITA released their national awards and CU’s Josh Cobble was tabbed the Wilson/ITA Men’s Tennis Coach of the Year.
Cobble, who is in his third year at Cameron, has been at the helm at one of the biggest turnarounds in the nation, taking a team that went 9-11 last season to a 19-4 record this season, a perfect regional record during the regular season, a regular season conference title, and a spot in the national tournament.
This is the third time in his career that Cobble has been selected a National Coach of the Year, as he picked up the NJCAA honor while at Cowley College in 2011 and 2012. This season, he was also named the Lone Star Conference Coach of the Year and the South Central Region Coach of the Year.
It is the first time that an Aggie coach has been named the top shot caller since James Helvey was tabbed Coach of the Year back in 2008.
Cobble and the Aggie men will begin the national tournament with a first round matchup against No. 7 West Florida, who they defeated 4-1 earlier this season. That match is set to begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.