Northwestern Men's Basketball Hires Jershon Cobb As Director Of Player Development

Northwestern Men's Basketball Hires Jershon Cobb As Director Of Player Development

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Northwestern Men's Basketball Hires Jershon Cobb As Director Of Player Development

Cobb played at Northwestern for four seasons between 2010-15, including two seasons under Chris Collins.


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The Wildcats have hired a familiar face.

Former Northwestern University guard JerShon Cobb is now an employee at his alma mater.

According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon, Cobb will assume a role as the new director of player development with the men’s basketball program.

Cobb, a guard who saw action in 94 games during his collegiate career, averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game, and later served as a team captain during the 2014-15 season as a senior. Cobb played for current head coach Chris Collins during his last two seasons.

“I am extremely excited to be back home,” Cobb said in the press release. “I want to thank Dr. Jim Phillips, Coach Collins and the Northwestern family for giving me this opportunity. This is an exciting time for Northwestern basketball and I can’t wait to do my part to help this program grow towards its full potential.”

After graduation, Cobb played in eight games with the Canton Charge, the G League affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Before accepting the position, the Decatur, Ga. native coached AAU basketball and taught at an elementary school in his hometown.

Cobb is filling the vacancy opened up by the former director of player development, A.J. Guyton, who left to join the Loyola (Md.) men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant.

The Wildcats open up their non-conference slate on Nov. 8 against New Orleans, but not before unveiling the revamped Welsh-Ryan Arena in an exhibition game against McKendree on Nov. 2.

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