Charlie Cobb is in his third year as director of athletics at Appalachian State. He has enjoyed many successes during the first two years of his tenure, including back-to-back NCAA Division I football national championships. Additionally, Cobb initiated a $32 million athletics facilities enhancement plan.
Prior to his arrival in Boone, Cobb was a member of the athletics department at North Carolina State from 1998 to 2005. Cobb served as the Wolfpack's senior associate athletics director for external operations. In that role, he oversaw NC State's marketing, ticket operations, media relations and student-athlete development operations, as well as serving on the department's compact strategic planning initiative, gender equity and facilities committees.
In addition, Cobb served as NC State's administrator for baseball and women's soccer, tournament manager for the 2004 NCAA men¹s basketball first and second rounds at the RBC Center and was the chair for the southeast region of the NCAA women's soccer committee.
Cobb, a four-year football letterwinner, earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from NC State in 1990. A second-team all-ACC honoree at center as a senior, Cobb was an academic all-ACC selection and collected the prestigious Jim Tatum Award, presented to the ACC football senior with the highest grade point average, and the Bob Warren Memorial Award, given to the Wolfpack football player that displays the highest integrity and sportsmanship.
After receiving post-graduate scholarships from both the ACC and NFL Charities, Cobb earned a master's degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1992.
Cobb is married to Lindsay Brecher, who was an all-ACC goalkeeper for NC State women's soccer from 1988 to 1990 and serves as a volunteer assistant coach for Appalachian's women's soccer program. They have an eight-year-old son, Harrison, and a five-year-old daughter, Branan.