|Cobra takes over women's tennis|
MOSCOW, Idaho – Mariana Cobra has been hired as Idaho’s head women’s tennis coach, Idaho Director of Tennis Jeff Beaman announced Tuesday.
“Mariana is a great addition to our tennis program with a strong resume as both an assistant and head coach,” Beaman said.
Cobra was the head women’s tennis coach at Northern Iowa for the 2012-13 season and coached Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year Phoebe Walker that season.
Prior to her appointment at UNI, Cobra was the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at Case Western Reserve University in 2011-12 and the assistant women’s tennis coach at Middle Tennessee State University for the 2010-11 season. At Case Western Reserve University, Cobra helped the men’s team to a No. 17 national ranking in the ITA Division III polls, the best in the program’s history.
Cobra played collegiately at Northern Iowa and was a three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete and a two-time MVC Scholar Athlete. She posted a 65-28 (.698) career singles record to rank third in school history in career winning percentage. After graduating from UNI in 2008, Cobra served as a graduate assistant for the Panthers and earned her master’s degree in 2010 in sport psychology.
Cobra will take over the Vandal squad that won the program’s first conference championship and reached its first NCAA tournament in 2014 after going 19-6 and winning the WAC tournament.