Cory Hubbard is in his third year as assistant coach with the TCU men's tennis team. Hubbard assists in all phases of the program, including recruiting, practices and on-court coaching.
His second season saw the Horned Frogs return to national prominence. TCU began the year with 11 consecutive wins and was ranked as high as No. 5 in the country, its highest since 2001. The Frogs upset Kentucky in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the championship portion of the event for the first time in three years. TCU finished the campaign with an 18-7 record. Hector Almada, Alex Menichini, Fabrizio Sestini and Jacopo Tezza were all named to the All-Conference USA Team, while Robert Gallman, Craig Stopa and Andrew Ulrich earned academic all-conference praise.
In his first year with TCU, the Horned Frogs posted a 16-9 record and finished second in Conference USA behind Tulane. The Purple and White closed out the season ranked No. 21 and made its 13th-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Three Horned Frogs--Toni Gordon, Menichini and Sestini--captured all-conference accolades, and the trio ended the year ranked in the top-100 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Hubbard came to Cowtown from 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 second-year assistant was also a member of the Aggie tennis team from 1996-2000, earning his degree in marketing in December 2000. During his tenure, Texas A&M won a pair of Big 12 Conference championships in 1998 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 also 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 award 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. Hubbard 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 26-year-old Hubbard has two younger brothers, Ty, 17, and Brady, 12.