Johnny Cox
Johnny Cox
Previous College: Fort Lewis, 1994
Position: Wide Receivers / Special Teams Coach
Johnny Cox joins Tom Gilmore's coaching staff this season, and will serve as the Crusaders' wide receivers and special teams coach. Cox comes to Holy Cross after spending the last four seasons as the head coach at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Ore. During the 2006 season, Cox led his team to its first winning record in 20 years. Prior to his time at Putnam, Cox served as the wide receivers coach at North Dakota State University for three seasons. During the 2000 campaign, he helped lead the Bison to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs. In the summer of 2002, Cox also served a minority coaching internship with the San Diego Chargers, working with the wide receivers. Cox was previously the offensive coordinator at Fort Lewis College during the 1999 season. His offense averaged 21 points per game in 1999, after averaging only nine points per contest the year prior to his arrival. He also served as the interim head coach at Fort Lewis in the spring of 2000, organizing and signing the school's recruiting class. Cox also spent time as a graduate assistant coach at both the University of Texas and North Dakota State. At Texas, he was on the staff for the team which won the 1998 Cotton Bowl, featuring Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams. Cox previously spent the 1995 season as an assistant coach at Overland High School in Aurora, Colo., and was the secondary coach at Fort Lewis in 1994. Cox is a 1994 graduate of Fort Lewis College, where he was a two-time first team Division II All-American, and was named the 1993 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year. He went on to receive his master's degree from the University of Texas in 2000. Cox is single and resides in Worcester. Cox's Collegiate Coaching File
Years      School              Position
1994       Fort Lewis          Secondary Coach
1996       North Dakota State  Graduate Assistant Coach
1997-1998  Texas               Graduate Assistant Coach
1999       Fort Lewis          Offensive Coordinator
2000-2002  North Dakota State  Wide Receivers Coach
2007       Holy Cross          Wide Receivers / Special Teams Coach