Cory Hubbard enters his first year as assistant coach for the Men’s tennis team. He will be involved in all aspects of the program including recruiting, coaching and development of the program. Previous to joining the coaching staff here, Hubbard spent three years as an assistant at Texas Christian University.
During his tenure at TCU, the Horned Frogs made a return to national prominence. In 2003, the team advanced to the finals of the Conference USA tournament. They qualified for the NCAA tournament and advanced to the second round before falling to Baylor. In 2004, they were ranked as high as No. 5 in the country. That same year they advanced to the NCAA’s sweet 16 with an upset of No. 9 Kentucky and finished the year with an 18-7 record. 2005 market their third straight invitation to the NCAA tournament.
Hubbard began his coaching career at Texas A&M, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach from September 2000-May 2001. He spent the following year as an active tennis professional. While at A&M, he was highly involved in recruiting and assisted with practices and coaching for the 2001 Big 12 Champion Aggies.
The first year assistant was also a member of the Aggie tennis team from 1996-2000 and earned his degree in marketing from A&M in December 2000. As a player, Hubbard helped lead A&M to a pair of Big 12 championships in 198 and 2000. In 1997 and 2000, he was named to the Big 12 All-Academic First Team for his 3.25 GPA. He also landed on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll while residing in Aggie Land. Hubbard was the inaugural recipient of the Aggie Heart Award his senior year. The prize is given annually to the player who displays the most dedication and sacrifice for his team. The winner is also said to represent the university and team with a great deal of class and honor in competition, the classroom and the community. He concluded his playing days with a singles record of 15-18 and a doubles slate of 17-14.
Hubbard hails from the Lone Star State, growing up in Rockwall, which sits just east of Dallas. In high school, he was a three-time district champion and placed third in regionals twice. Hubbard was also the MVP of the Yellow Jacket team.
The 27-year-old Hubbard has two younger brothers, Ty, 18, and Brady, 13.