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Coach Stephen Cox’s Coaching History

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Thomas University, Thomasville, GA NAIA Div. II 2012-current
Head Men’s Basketball Coach
• Started the basketball program

Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA NCAA Div. II 2009- 2012
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/ Head Women’s Cross Country Coach
•Pre-Season ranked Top 25 in NCAA Div. II in five publications
•2010-2011 Peach Belt Conference Western Division Champions
•1st appearance in the NCAA Div. II national tournament in school history, #3 seed
•In the NCAA Div. II national rankings for eight straight weeks. Ranked as high as #12
•Recruited seven Division I transfers in two years. Three of which were all Peach Belt Conference performers: Phillip Brown,  Trayce  Macon & Colin Slotter.
•Started 1st summer basketball camp in school history for Div. II.
•Coached and recruited a scholarship women’s cross country team

Savannah State University, Savannah, GA NCAA Div. I 2008- 2009
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
•First NCAA Div. I winning season (15-14) in school history.
• Assist the head coach in game-day preparation, practices, recruiting of student-athletes, player development, in and out of state   recruitment, preparing scouting reports, and counseling players on academics.
•Team finished with best record in 25 years
• Coordinate and direct individual and team summer camps and official visits.
• Oversee weight and conditioning program and team’s compliance coordinator.

Mercer University, Macon, GA NCAA Div. I 2007-2008
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Head JV Coach
• Won at #18 University of Southern California.
• Performed on court basketball instruction duties, in and out of state recruitment, prepared scouting reports and conducted individual workouts.
•Full responsibility of film exchange & video coordination of the film editing system.
• Served as basketball operations director with coaching and recruiting privileges.

Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL NJCAA Div. I 2004-2007
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
•Assist the head in game-day preparation, practices, recruiting of student-athletes, individual instruction and counseling players on academics.
•Mid Florida Conference Champions ’07, 14 wins, most in Conference history ’07, finished ranked 3rd in Fla. JUCO ’07, and finished ranked top 25 nationally every year.
•Recruited three 1st team All-State performers, Tracy Rankins, Terrill Humphrey & Roderick Emmanuel.
•Co-Mid Florida Conference Champions ’05, ranked 1st in state 7 consecutive weeks ’04-’05, ranked top 20 nationally for 6 weeks 04-’05, and ranked as high as #4 nationally ’04-’05

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