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 James Bramlett
Coach Bramlettt is entering his second year of coaching and his first year with Friendswood High School. Growing up in a family of tennis players and educators he could not fall too far from the tree. His Grandfather James E. Bramlett, a long time Principal and Superintendent in the West Texas area, was inducted into the Texas Tennis Coaches Association HOF in 1996 for his work in starting the TTCA. His father is an 8 time state champion high school tennis coach and played college tennis at Texas Tech and Southwest Texas State where his team won a NAIA National Championship. Jeff Bramlett also won the Doubles National Championship with his partner Russ Angel the same year. James played at Granbury High School where he qualified for Regionals 3 times (2x Singles, 1x Mixed) placing 3rd his Senior year; he played with his sister Kate who was a freshman at the time. Kate, like her brother, was a Super Championship tennis player, though ranked much higher than James. She played college tennis at East Texas Baptist University and won conference for the first time in school history as the number 1 player. Jeff Bramlett was her college coach and currently coaches two FHS alumni. Kate just attained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from UNT Health & Science and is working in Cleburne, TX. After high school Coach Bramlett went to the University of Texas and graduated in 2015. He spent four years working in Austin doing project management and bid estimating until he could no longer resist the calling to teach and coach. A fan of the Lost Generation of authors he became an English teacher and is currently teaching English III & IV. Coach Bramlett did not play tennis for 8 years, but he recently rekindled his appreciation for the sport he dedicated so many hours to between the ages of 5-18. Currently he is actively competing in the Texas Men's Open Singles division. Coach Bramlett would like to express how fortunate he feels to be part of the Friendswood community where he can learn under such an accomplished head coach and where he can be part of such a strong tennis program. He hopes to help Friendswood make it to State in team tennis and to help as many players accomplish their Spring tennis goals.