Coach Josh Cobble
Leading the Tiger men and women’s tennis teams to their highest NJCAA Division I finishes in the history of the programs, Josh Cobble begins his eighth season at the helm.
Having played tennis at Cowley during the 2002-2003 seasons and having watched his brothers Darren and Sean follow in his footsteps by playing for the Tigers, Cobble has had a successful run as a player and coach at the school.
With Cobble at the helm, the Tiger men and women’s tennis teams captured region titles during the 2011, 2012, and 2014 seasons. The Tiger men made it four straight region titles during the 2014 season, while the Lady Tigers won their fifth region title in the past six seasons. The Tiger men and women would each place fourth at the 2014 national championships.
Cobble, who was named the Wilson/ITA Men’s National Tennis Coach of the Year in 2012 and Wilson/ITA Women’s National Tennis Coach of the Year in 2011, has helped the Tiger tennis teams capture a combined nine region championships in his seven seasons as head coach.
He has coached 24 All-Americans, five national finalists, 24 national semi-finalists, 49 Region VI champions, one ITA national champion, and 4 ITA national runner-ups. He has also coached four NJCAA Academic All-Americans, 21 ITA Scholar-Athletes, 16 top-10 ranked singles players, and 11 top-10 ranked doubles teams.
Cobble was an All-State high school tennis player in Oklahoma and an All-American tennis player at Cowley in 2002. He also was a Region VI doubles champion and NJCAA national doubles semifinalist, while helping the Tigers capture the Region VI championship in 2003.
Cobble played No. 6 singles both years at Cowley. As a freshman, he advanced to the finals of the national tournament. As a sophomore, he teamed with Tim Frick to reach the semifinals of the national tournament at No. 3 doubles.
Prior to coaching at Cowley he helped coach the Duncan High School tennis teams. He coached the boy’s team to a state title and the girl’s team to a runner-up finish at the state tournament in 2007.
After Cowley, he spent two years playing tennis at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. His brother, Darren, played at Cowley during the 2003-2004 seasons, while his brother, Sean, played at Cowley during the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
He is a USPTA certified professional, an ITA National Award Chair, President of the NJCAA Men’s Tennis Coaches Association, and President of the Ark City Indoor Tennis Association.
Coach Cobble’s wife, Rashelle, works as the administrative assistant to the vice president of institutional advancement at the college. The couple have a son, Westyn Jeremiah, who was born Dec. 1, 2013.
Coach Cobble can be reached at (620) 441-5302 or at email@example.com
Charity Andrews begins her third season as an assistant coach with the Tiger tennis teams.
She was named the Region III ITA Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year and ITA Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year during the 2014 season.
During her first year at Cowley she helped the Tiger men capture the region title and place 10th nationally, while the Lady Tigers finished second in the region and 11th at the national tournament.
In year two, she helped both squads capture region titles and place fourth at the national tournament.
Andrews was an all-district singles and doubles player at Caprock (Texas) High School. She went on to play collegiate tennis at Seward County Community College from 2004-2006. During her sophomore season at Seward County she won the singles consolation bracket at the national tournament.
She then transferred and played tennis at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan.
She has also provided tennis instruction at the Windridge tennis camp in Vermont.