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Fred Cobb compiled an incredible coaching record at North Texas State University and, in doing so, popularized golf as an intercollegiate sport. He began recruiting young golfers to the Denton campus in 1946. Cobb coached some of the finest golfers in NCAA history including Billy Maxwell, Don January, Ross Collins, Buster Reed, Joe Conrad, Gene Towry, Plamer Lawrence, and Marion Hiskey. Cobb's players won 17 individual championships. In 1949, Cobb's North Texas State teams won four consecutive NCAA Golf Championships from 1949-1952. Overall, Cobb's eight-year record was 72-10-3, with 22 tournament crowns. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.