David Cook, youngest of 6 children, grew up in Corpus Christi where he graduated from King High School in 1989. The King High School tennis team was coached by Paul Cass, who had one of the more impressive tennis coaching careers a high school coach can have. Coach Cook was blessed to be teammates with some outstanding players including 7 teammates who won state titles in his high school years (Crawford GS 1986, Madry/Cass GD 1986, Peterson/Elias BD 1986, Peterson/Jeff Lim BD 1988) and three other teammates who were nationally ranked (and ranked in the top 5 in the state of their age bracket). Undoubtedly, Coach Cook learned much from these outstanding teammates and his coach. With so many outstanding players on one team, it was no surprise that the King team was able to remain consistently highly ranked in team tennis in UIL (top 5 in 5A in 1987-89) and win its district title consistently (23 years in a row). Coach Cook was proud to serve as a captain of the team his senior year, while playing number 2-3 singles and number 2 doubles lines.
Coach Cook married his wife, Lindsey, in December 2008. Together, they have 2 children, Madison (age 8) and Sam (age 2) and live in Friendswood, Texas, where Lindsey works as a junior high school teacher. He has taught American and World History and World Geography, but enjoys teaching Economics the most. He enjoys all sports as a fan, and participates in golf, bicycling, and jogging as much as possible. In addition to his interest in family, coaching, and sports, Coach Cook enjoys customizing motorcycles and is developing this hobby into a side business.
This will be Coach LeBlanc's 25th year at Friendswood High School. His first 15 years at FHS he was the Varsity tennis coach and earned four trips to the state team tennis tournament with many trips to the individual state tournament. He earned his degree from the University of Texas at Austin. In October he will be getting married. Coach LeBlanc has 5 kids ranging from 9-20 years.
Brittany Campbell is a Friendswood High School graduate and attended kindergarten through her senior year here in Friendswood. She graduated from Texas A&M University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Coach Campbell is excited to be returning "home" after teaching and coaching in CCISD for 5 years.
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach David Accardo
David has worked at three universities with 11 different sports as well as with one professional team, a private facility, and currently with an Independent School District. His goal is to become a better strength and conditioning coach with every athlete he trains and with every coach he trains with. He is a student of his career path and he believes he can learn from everything he does. He truly enjoys sharpening his craft with every interaction, IRON SHARPENS IRON.
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