From his faithful support of the Roundball Club and the Annual Fund to attending basketball games, serving as president of the Alumni Association, and chairing his 50 th reunion committee, Cobb has maintained a lifelong connection to Hampden-Sydney.
“Relationships have been an important part of my life and career, and some of the relationships I made at Hampden-Sydney are the most important to me,” says Cobb, who is the president/principal of CRC Financial Group, which he founded in 1986.
Cobb grew up only an hour away from Hampden-Sydney, but the Lynchburg native didn’t know much about the College. After visiting, though, he was sold on the school. “Everyone was so friendly and spoke to you as you walked across campus,” he recalls.
Another reason to attend: Cobb was offered a basketball scholarship. “Back in those days, Division III schools could offer athletic scholarships, and I felt fortunate to receive one,” he says. “I got $250 a year, which doesn’t sound like much today, but tuition was $1,200.”
Cobb’s fond memories of Hampden-Sydney include his time on the basketball court (even beating William & Mary his freshman year), big band weekends, football games, intramural sports, fraternity functions, road trips (the longest one to Mardi Gras his senior year) and, of course, studying. A history major at H-SC, Cobb is an avid reader and still enjoys history to this day.