TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Arizona men’s tennis coach Tad Berkowitz announced today the hiring of Cory Hubbard as his assistant coach. Hubbard will be involved in all aspects of the program including recruiting, coaching and development of the program.
“I’m excited to have Cory join the staff here at Arizona,” Berkowitz said. “His enthusiasm for the game and his tireless work ethic both on and off of the courts will be a tremendous asset for me and our players. He already possesses a great understanding of how to be successful on the collegiate level both as a player and as a coach.”
Hubbard comes to Tucson after a three-year stint as an assistant at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. During his stay at TCU, he helped lead the Horned Frogs to three straight NCAA postseasons appearances and to an overall record of 42-31 in spring competition.
While at TCU, five different players garnered nine All-Conference USA honors under Hubbard’s guide, including 2005 CUSA Player of the Year Fabrizio Sestini.
He began his collegiate coaching career as a volunteer assistant at his Alma Mater Texas A&M in 2000 and spent a year as an active tennis professional before moving on to TCU.
As a collegiate player for the Aggies from 1996-2000, he helped lead A&M to a pair of Big 12 championships (1998, 2000) and was twice named first-team All-Academic Big 12, as well as being listed on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He was also the inaugural recipient of the Aggie Heart Award, presented to the student-athlete who displays the most dedication and sacrifice for his team, after his senior season.
He graduated from Texas A&M in the December of 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.
A native of Rockwall, Texas, Hubbard was a three-time district champion at Rockwall High School, placed third in regional competition twice and was named the team MVP.