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Men's Tennis

Coach CobbleCoach Josh Cobble

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, Josh Cobble begins his seventh season as the teams’ head coach.

With Cobble at the helm, the Tiger men and women’s tennis teams captured region titles during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The Tiger men made it three straight region titles, while the Lady Tigers placed second in the region during the 2013 season. The Cowley men would go on to finish 10th nationally, while the Lady Tigers placed 11th at the national tournament during the 2013 season.

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 seven region championships in his six years as head coach.

He has coached 22 All-Americans, four national finalists, 14 national semi-finalists, 34 Region VI champions, and one national champion. He has also coached four NJCAA Academic All-Americans, 21 ITA Scholar-Athletes, 14 top-10 ranked singles players, and nine 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.

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.

Cobble has also worked at the Baylor University tennis camp.

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.

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.

Coach Cobble’s wife, Rashelle, works as the associate director of enrollment management at the college. He can be reached at (620) 441-5302 or at cobblej@cowley.edu

Charity Andrews
Assistant coach Charity Andrews

Charity Andrews begins her second season as an assistant coach with the Tiger tennis teams.

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.

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.

Mariah Vargas
Student-Assistant Mariah Vargas