(Updated September 2019)
Ross Cobb joined the Seminoles in 2019 as FSU’s Senior Associate Athletics Director and Chief Financial Officer. Cobb’s primary responsibilities are developing and overseeing the department’s annual operating budget, as well as overseeing all financial reporting for athletics.
Cobb came to Tallahassee after serving five years as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and CFO at the University of Arizona. At Arizona, he oversaw an $85 million annual operating budget and was the sport administrator for women’s gymnastics. He also began serving a four-year term on the NCAA Olympic Sports Liaison Committee.
Prior to his time in Tucson, Cobb was the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business and Facilities at the University of Texas at San Antonio for 11 years. In that role, he oversaw the department’s $25 million annual budget as well as all facilities. He also served as the sport administrator for the baseball and women’s volleyball teams.
Cobb was a member of the College Athletic Business Management Association’s (CABMA) executive committee from 2007-2012, was elected CABMA President for the 2010-11 academic year, and was voted CABMA Manager of the Year in 2012. He currently serves on the CABMA awards committee.
Prior to his time at UTSA, Cobb served as Assistant Athletics Director for Business at Georgia Southern. He also served for five years as the Sports & Information Systems Controller for The Landings Club, Inc., a private golf club located in Savannah, Ga., and in a variety of athletics administration roles at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La. from 1993-97.
Cobb has a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration, both from Georgia Southern. He and his wife Bridget, a former track and field and cross country student-athlete at Texas A&M Commerce, have three children, Jordyn, Jackson and Jodi.