A four year letterman, Courington played in the number one position his last three years. During his four years, the Cowboys were 68-26 in team matches. In his collegiate career, he posted singles records of 15-8, 16-9, 15-4, and 12-10. He was named the team's MVP in both1974 and 1975. In 1975 the team had 24 wins 9 losses and was invited to the Division I National Championships. He was named an Outstanding College Athlete of America in 1975 and earned a Master's degree from HSU in 1989. As a coach, he was elected as the 1992 Class 4A Texas Coach of the Year and 1994 Jr. High State Coach of the year by the Texas Association of Tennis Coaches. He is the only person to have been honored at both levels. Since the inception of the tennis program at Brownwood in the early 1980's, his teams have gone to the regional tournament every year. In 1996 he was named to Who's Who among America's Teachers.