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New York Shockers Sign Women’s Coach For 2021 Inaugural Season


Albany, NY (March 30th, 2021)- New York Shockers owner Afrim Nezaj announced the hiring of CC Cobb as head women's soccer coach.


CC is the current Assistant Coach for the women’s soccer team at SUNY Albany, who competes in the America East Conference. She joined the program in February of 2020 and is currently participating in her first season on staff. Prior to joining University at Albany, CC was the Assistant Coach for the women’s soccer team at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. In her two seasons there, the team made back-to-back appearances in the conference tournament. In 2018, she coached two MAAC All-Rookie Team selections, one MAAC All-Second Team selection, two MAAC All-Tournament Team selections and coached alongside the MAAC Coach of the Year selection. In 2019, she coached two MAAC All-Second Team selections and had 15 student-athletes be selected for the MAAC All-Academic Team.


“CC embodies everything we want as a coach. She is a great leader with vast coaching and playing experience.” Nezaj said.


Prior to her time at Marist College, CC was the Assistant Coach for the women’s soccer team at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. In her three seasons at Wagner she oversaw one NEC All-Rookie Team selection, one NEC Second Team selection and the 2015 NEC Scholar Athlete of the Year.


Alongside her collegiate coaching experience, she has coached at several clubs in the state of New York, including Staten Island United, Cedar Stars Academy, LaGrange Soccer Club and FC Force. She is currently the Girls Director of Coaching at Greenbush Soccer Club in East Greenbush, New York.


Cobb was a midfielder at the University of Tennessee from 2012-2014 and Florida State University from 2010-2012. In 2011, her team won the program’s first ever ACC Championship and made a run to the Final Four.


A native from Delray Beach, Florida, Cobb graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee in 2014 with a degree in Psychology and earned her MBA from Wagner College in 2016. She is currently a doctoral candidate, at SUNY Albany, in the Educational Policy and Leadership PhD program.


“I am very humbled and excited to be coaching the New York Shockers, the capital region is loaded with talent and it is going to be very cool to see the best players in the area getting together to compete. We have incredible facilities and resources to offer a deserving group of ladies, and I am very eager to get the ball rolling.” Cobb said.


The New York Shockers Women will be hosting tryouts on April 21st and 25th and will kick off their inaugural season on Saturday, May 22nd with a home game against Vermont Fusion. For more information about tickets and tryouts visit NewYorkShockers.com.