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.
In a 25 year coaching career, Coach Cook has been blessed with 2 individual state champions, many state qualifiers, and many more Regional qualifiers. Coach Cook was honored by his peers in the Texas Tennis Coaches Association with the statewide Integrity Award in 2013 and was named 5A Coach of the Year in 2019 for the state and region. In Team Tennis, Coach Cook and the Friendswood Mustangs have enjoyed success in the playoffs reaching the Region Finals 3 times.
Coach Cook married his wife, Lindsey, in December 2008. Together, they have 2 children, Madison and Sam, and live in Friendswood 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, and jogging as much as possible. In addition to his interest in family, coaching, and sports, Coach Cook enjoys riding bicycles and motorcycles in his free time.
This will be Coach LeBlanc's 31st 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 2013 Coach LeBlanc married his wife Karen. Coach LeBlanc has 5 kids ranging from 15 to 26 years.
Assistant Coach Holly Hayes
Coach Hayes is new to the Friendswood family. She is coming over from Shadow Creek. She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in Exercise Sports Science and her Masters from Texas State University in Sports Management. Coach Hayes is originally from Wimberley Texas, where she played varsity tennis all four years in high school. She qualified for team state all four years and individual state her senior year. Coach Hayes loves to play tennis as much as she can in her spare time. As an adult player she has qualified for nationals 4 our of the last 5 years in various leagues and individual tournaments. Coach Hayes finished the last 3 years ranked in the top 3 in the state for her division.