About Cob Carlson's Humble Beginnings
Cob Carlson grew up in Fairfield, CT and attended Fairfield Prep High School. He caddied at Brooklawn Country Club, and worked for the Town Recreation Department. He did his student teaching on the Navaho Indian Reservation, where he also coached basketball. Upon graduation from college, he taught in the Hartford Public School System. He received a Master's Degree in Education from University of Hartford.
A career in film beckoned, and after coursework at the University of North Carolina and N.Y.U., he taught in the Filmmaking Department at N.Y.U. for three years. Cob has been a film and video editor and producer for over thirty-three years, the past thirty spent in Boston. He has worked on documentaries, feature films, and major network television programs. His body of work includes his feature length documentary “DONALD ROSS: Discovering the Legend,” a two hour film on the great golf course architect. Details can be found at www.donaldrossfilm.com
Cob has also been an Adjunct Professor at Emerson College and Eastern Connecticut State where he has taught Film Production and Film Editing.
Cob has an extensive background in athletics. He attended Stonehill College on a basketball scholarship and continued to play the game, over the years, in a variety of competitive leagues. He was a physical education director, organized sports leagues, and officiated many sports. He coached basketball at the junior high and high school level.
Cob is an avid bicyclist and ocean swimmer, and formerly competed in short course triathlons. Golf has been one of his main passions since childhood. He currently plays to a 3 handicap and participates in local, state and national tournaments. He has worked as a volunteer for the Massachusetts Golf Association, teaching golf to inner city youth. He was the Golf Coach at Bristol Community College for two years.
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