Director, Athletics - Steve Cobb
Phone: 907.786.1225 Fax: 907.786.1133
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
The 2004-05 season will be Steve Cobbs fifth as the athletic director at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Dr. Cobb became the school's sixth AD when his hiring was announced Aug. 22, 2000. In his first four years at UAA, Dr. Cobb has made a mark on of the Seawolf program with several projects, chiefly the establishment of the Seawolf Hall of Fame and a new, state-of-the-art fitness center, both constructed in summer 2001 in the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The Alabama native has also overseen the creation of the Hockey Classic Wall of Champions above the Seawolves practice rink, as well as mens and womens Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout champions displays in the gymnasium.
A former football coach, Dr. Cobb served as the athletic director at Georgia Southwestern State University before coming to UAA. In five years at Georgia Southwestern, Dr. Cobb raised the Hurricanes overall program to become one of the most successful in the nation, making the NAIA national playoffs in six of its seven sports, and winning multiple conference championships in mens and womens basketball, softball and volleyball.
Under Dr. Cobbs leadership, Georgia Southwestern began planning and received funds for building the Student Success Center, a $22 million facility that will house the schools basketball teams and athletic offices.
From 1992-95, Dr. Cobb was an assistant athletic director at Iowa Wesleyan College, where he served as the football teams defensive coordinator and special teams coach. He also had stints as an assistant football coach at East Texas State University (1990-92) and Sul Ross State University (1988-90).
A 1981 graduate of the University of Montevallo, Dr. Cobb also holds a Doctorate of Education degree from East Texas State as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Ambrose University and a Master of Education degree from Sul Ross State. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, the American Football Coaches Association, the Womens Sports Foundation and Anchorage Rotary East.
Dr. Cobb and his wife Sandra reside in East Anchorage.