Basketball tournament honors former coach – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

AHOSKIE – Doug Cobbs may be retired, but he’s never forgotten and the Ridgecroft School wants to ensure the latter never happens.

Ridgecroft, where Cobbs has taught and trained for 30 years before retiring at the conclusion of the 2020-2021 school year, will host the inaugural Doug Cobbs Study Course December 1-3.

Even after his coach’s whistle was hung, Doug Cobbs continued to serve Ridgecroft School as a teacher until his retirement last year. The school will honor his legacy by hosting the Doug Cobbs Scholarship Tournament from December 1-3. File Photo / Holly Taylor

Other than Ridgecroft, the other schools participating in the Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity and Jive’s Championships are Halifax Academy, Northeast Academy, Lawrence Academy, Bongo Christian Academy and Southampton Academy. Matches will take place in Ridgecroft and Lawrence.

Traditionally, Ridgecroft partners with Joe Murray Realty, The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, Keith, Joyce Brantley and a small group of other sponsors to host “Lt. Nick Brantley Scholarship Championship “In memory of Ridgecroft alumnus, Thomas Nicholas “Nick” Brantley.

However, after an honest conversation with Joe Murray, the Brantley family, and The Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, Ridgecroft now relays “Lt. Nick Brantley Scholarship Championship “The” Doug Cops Scholarship Tournament. “Everyone who has co-hosted the tournament in the past years is happy to see the tournament continue and transform like this. A variety of factors including retirement, relocation, etc. have been beneficial.

In this transition, everyone is excited to see how the Dog Cups Scholarship Championship will grow and succeed in the years to come.

All tournament sponsorship funds and donations of any size will benefit tournament scholarships. The Ridgecroft School owns this money and spends the scholarship money.

The following tournament sponsorship levels are available:

Main Sponsor – $1000

Includes naming rights, “Dog Cups Scholarship Provided by *Business Name*”

The name is printed on the back of the championship jersey

The name is printed on the tournament banners

Included in all social media, radio ads, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald ads and tournaments.

All-Star Sponsor – $500

The name is printed on the back of the championship jersey

The name is printed on the tournament banners

Listed in social media and announced the tournament.

Beginner Sponsor – $250

The name is printed on the tournament banners.

All sponsorships are due by November 22nd to be included on the T-shirt and banners.

Donations of any size are also welcome and encouraged.

Make checks payable to Ridgecroft School and mail to 420 NC Highway 11, Ahoskie, NC 27910.

Doug R. was born. Cobbs Sr. is in Richmond, Virginia and attended John Marshall High School. He played several sports during his high school career, a topic he would carry throughout his career.

He attended Virginia Commonwealth University and earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. After 14 years as a teacher and multi-sports coach at Frederick Military Academy, he transferred to Ridgecroft School, where he spent the next 30 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic director.

During his tenure at Ridgecroft, he taught health, physical education, and history. He coached soccer, basketball for boys, basketball for girls, and softball.

He served on the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) on the Board of Directors/Board of Directors for 25 years. It was part of NCISAA’s growth into three divisions, the inclusion of seventh graders in college sports, and the chair of softball sports as it moved from the slow court to the fast court.

Coach Cobbs has always put kids first and has always been a voice for 1A Schools.

In 2015, NCISAA honored Doug Copps and his career by naming the Distinguished Service Award on his behalf.

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