April 30, 2012 – Owensboro, KY
Larry Cox has been named the Brescia University Director of Athletics. Cox comes to Brescia from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, OH.
Cox coached the men's basketball team at the College of Mount St. Joseph's for 13 seasons from 1998-2011. He started the program in 1998 and his team finished with a winning record in its inaugural season. He built the Mount program into a solid, competitive team in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Cox was also the Assistant Athletics Director for seven years. During that time he was the direct supervisor of Football, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Tennis, and Cheer. He coordinated transportation, helped with marketing campaigns, and event management for all 24 sports. In his time at CMSJ Cox was part of a transformation in the Athletics Department from 14 teams for 24.
"I am very appreciative of the confidence that President Father Larry Hostetter and Dean of Students James Fitzpatrick are putting into me to be the next person to lead the Brescia Bearcats Athletic Department." said Cox. "It's humbling and I am looking forward to building upon the great academic and athletic excellence here at Brescia University." added Cox.
Coach Cox's first head coaching position came in the 1990 season at Thomas More College as he inherited a program that had not had a winning season in a decade and during his coaching tenure he turned the program around - finishing with four straight winning seasons. He compiled an overall record of 96-95 and was named AMC Coach of the Year in both the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons, while also leading his school to the AMC regular season and tournament championships.
Prior to his tenure at Thomas More, Cox was the associate head coach from 1983-1989 at St. Joseph's College (Indiana), an NCAA Division II program, where he helped lead the program to an average of 16 wins a season in the tough Great Lakes Valley Conference, which includes perennial powerhouses Kentucky Wesleyan, Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky.
Cox also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division I Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 1981-82 and 1982-83. During the first season the Falcons were conference runners-up and in the second season they won the Mid-American Conference outright finishing with a 21-9 record. For two seasons, from 1979-1981, he was an assistant at Hanover College (Indiana), where the school averaged 24 wins a season, won two Hoosier-Buckeye Conference Championships and advanced to the Elite Eight in the NAIA National Tournament.
Cox holds a Bachelor of Arts in History degree from Hanover College (Indiana) and a Master of Arts in History degree and a Master of Education in Physical Education degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). He has taught classes at Bowling Green State University, St. Joseph's College, Thomas More College, and the Mount. During his tenure as a head coach, every player who has completed their four years of eligibility has their degree.
Cox and his wife, Beth, currently reside in West Chester, Ohio and have triplet sons, Luke, Jake and Ryan born on October 26, 2007.