Cobb clinches 400th career coaching victory

December 14, 2018

WOODBURN, Ind. - Woodlan girls basketball win at Southern Wells on Thursday night carried a little more than just an Allen County Athletic Conference victory. 

The Lady Warriors’ 44-26 defeat of the Lady Raiders gave Woodlan head coach Gary Cobb his 400th career victory. 

“You don’t win 400 games without having a lot of great players,” Cobb tells ParkviewSportsMedicine.com. “As a coach, you don’t sit down and say, ‘That’s 1 win, that’s 2 wins.’ But it’s something that comes up over time, and it’s special.”

The wins are a combined effort from Cobb’s time at WoodlanNew Haven and Indiana Tech. With Woodlan, he’s won 63 games since 2014. At New Haven from 2008 to 2012, he tallied 36 wins. The lion’s share of victories, 301, came at his collegiate alma mater, Indiana Tech, where he was the women’s head coach from 1989 to 2004. While at Tech, he led those Lady Warriors to NAIA national quarterfinal appearances in 1994 and 1995 and 2 Chicagoland Athletic Conference titles.

He also spent time as an assistant for Tech men’s and women’s teams, the Bishop Luers girls, the New Haven boys and the IPFW men’s basketball programs.

“The game’s played differently than it used to be,” Cobb recalls. “When I started coaching, the 3-point shot wasn’t a big deal. Teams didn’t shoot the 3-point shot very often. It was new, especially for girls.”

Cobb was elected to the Indiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame last spring. He also served as the school’s first softball coach from 1993 to 1997.

Parkview Sports Medicine congratulates Gary Cobb on reaching this milestone, and is proud to partner with Woodlan, New Haven and Indiana Tech athletics.

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