Posted: Wednesday, January 22nd 2014 at 12:26pm
Truett-McConnell names Cobbs as wrestling coach
CLEVELAND -– Truett-McConnell College named Marcus Cobbs as the Bears new head wrestling coach on Tuesday.
Cobbs, currently a graduate assistant coach at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., enters the Truett-McConnell College family with a great deal of coaching and personal wrestling experience; to date, he is actively involved in competitive wrestling. In 2013, he finished in the top 10 at the U.S. Open.
“I am very impressed with Coach Cobbs commitment to God, family and wrestling -- in that order,” said TMC athletics director Dr. Stacy Hall. “He understands our vision as a college and as an athletic department, and I am confident that he will lead our wrestling program to great heights.”
Since 2012, Cobbs has worked alongside the Cumberland Bulldogs wrestling team where he coached seven National Qualifiers, three All-Americans, and three Academic All-Americans; the Blue Raiders also finished fifth in the country for academics with a 3.29 GPA in 2013.
Originally from Chicago, Cobbs coached at Concordia University in Seward, Neb., where he served as a graduate assistant before being named interim head coach for the Bulldogs; there Cobbs was privileged to coach eight National qualifiers, three All-Americans, and one Academic All-American.
Cobbs also gained coaching experience in Illinois and Iowa where he served as a volunteer coach at Lifeline for Team Powerhouse in Des Moines, the head coach of the OFC Twisters in Oskaloosa, and as a camp clinician at Richmond-Burton Community High School and Glenbard East High School in Richmond and Lombard.
Also a decorated collegiate athlete, Cobbs qualified for the NCAA Division III Nationals for Loras College, was an All-American for WRHCC (Harper), and a National Qualifier for William Penn University.
Cobbs received his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education/Strength and Conditioning from William Penn in May 2011 and will graduate from Cumberland University with his master’s in Sport and Exercise Pedagogy/Sports Management in May 2014.
“I am excited to accept the position of Head Wrestling Coach at Truett-McConnell College,” Cobb said. “I am determined to lead our young men to championships on the mat and excellence in the classroom while assisting them in making their walk with Christ stronger. TMC has shown a strong commitment to building a championship wrestling team and I am confident that through recruiting and the amount of talent in Georgia, we will establish a strong tradition of wrestling at Truett-McConnell College.”
Cobbs will begin his coaching duties March 10. He is married Jennifer and has three children, ages six, fixe, and three months.
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