March 27, 2012
March 27, 2012—Rick Cobia, the former athletic director and head coach at Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas, was named the new campus athletic coordinator and head coach at Cypress Springs High School on Wednesday. Cobia replaces Roland Gonzalez, who accepted the head coach position at Victoria East High School in January.
Cobia had served as the athletic director and head coach at Taylor since 2005. Prior to that, he served as the athletic director and head football coach at Caldwell High School from 1999-2005. Cobia was a longtime assistant football, basketball and track and field coach at Langham Creek and Cypress Falls high schools between 1989-1998. He has also coached at Montgomery and Conroe high schools and Booker T. Washington Junior High.
Cobia received his Bachelor of Arts in physical education and political science from Sam Houston State University. He has served as a member of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association, the Texas High School Coaches Association, the Greater Houston Coaches Association and the Association of Texas Professional Educators.
“Years ago when I was coaching in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, I knew I wanted to become a head coach. When I left to get that experience in Caldwell and Taylor, I knew one day that I would come back here because I always thought of Cy-Fair as home,” Cobia said. “Thirteen years later this opportunity came about, and I couldn’t be more happy to be at Cypress Springs. Year in and year out, CFISD produces multiple Division I athletes, and I’m proud to be a part of continuing that tradition of excellence.
“I am incredibly impressed with our student athletes. They have the eye of the Panther, and I think they’re hungry and ready to work. The coaching staff has done a good job with the athletes; we just need to improve in certain areas.”