Ted Cox
Cox pictured in The Redskin 1937, Oklahoma A&M yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1903-06-30)June 30, 1903
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
DiedNovember 5, 1989(1989-11-05) (aged 86)
Playing career
Football
1922–1924Minnesota
Basketball
1924–1925Minnesota
Position(s)Tackle (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1925–1926River Falls State
1927–1928Tulane (freshmen)
1929–1931Tulane (line)
1932–1935Tulane
1936–1938Oklahoma A&M
1939–1940LSU (line)
Basketball
1925–1928River Falls State
Head coaching record
Overall46–34–3 (football)
16–11 (basketball)
Bowls1–0
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
2 WIAC (1925–1926)
1 SEC (1934)

Basketball
1 WIAC (1928)

Theodore[1] J.Cox (June 30, 1903 – November 5, 1989)[2] was an American football and basketball player and coach. He served as the head football coach at River Falls State Normal School—now known as the University of Wisconsin–River Falls—from 1925 to 1926, at Tulane University from 1932 to 1935, and at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College—now known as Oklahoma State University–Stillwater—from 1936 to 1937, compiling a career college football record of 46–34–3. Cox was also the head basketball coach at River Falls State from 1925 to 1928, tallying a mark of 16–11.

Cox was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After playing as a tackle at the University of Minnesota from 1922 to 1924, he was hired as football and basketball coach at River Falls State in 1925.[3] Cox joined Tulane in 1927 as the coach of their freshmen football players, working under head football coach and fellow Minnesota alumnus, Bernie Bierman.[4] Cox was promoted to coaching Tulane's linemen in 1929, and became the head coach before the 1932 season.[2] He compiled a 28–10–2 record as head coach of the Green Wave. His 1934 team went 10–1, won a share of the Southeastern Conference championship, and defeated the Temple Owls in the Sugar Bowl. In 1935, despite posting a winning record at 6–4, he was fired.[5][6] From 1936 to 1938, he coached at Oklahoma A&M, and compiled a 7–23 record.[7]

Head coaching record

Football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
River Falls State Falcons (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1925–1927)
1925 River Falls State 5–1–1 4–0 1st
1926 River Falls State 6–0 4–0 1st
River Falls State: 11–1–1 8–0
Tulane Green Wave (Southern Conference) (1932)
1932 Tulane 6–2–1 5–2–1 8th
Tulane Green Wave (Southeastern Conference) (1933–1935)
1933 Tulane 6–3–1 4–2–1 5th
1934 Tulane 10–1 8–0 T–1st W Sugar
1935 Tulane 6–4 3–3 T–6th
Tulane: 28–10–2 20–7–2
Oklahoma A&M Cowboys (Missouri Valley Conference) (1936–1938)
1936 Oklahoma A&M 1–9 1–2 5th
1937 Oklahoma A&M 4–6 2–2 T–4th
1938 Oklahoma A&M 2–8 0–4 6th
Oklahoma A&M: 7–23 3–8
Total: 46–34–3
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "1934 Southeastern Conference Football Outlook Is Promising". The Christian Science Monitor. September 19, 1934. p. 6. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Wheatley, Ralph (January 26, 1932). "Coach's Bulk Aid to Tulane". Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. Retrieved March 23, 2010 – via Google News.
  3. ^ "Gophers Football Star Will Coach At River Falls—Ted Cox, Last Year's Captain of Minnesota Team, to Coach Football, Basketball". Eau Claire Leader. Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Associated Press. July 25, 1925. p. 8. Retrieved August 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  4. ^ "New Crew At Tulane". The Daily News. Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. Associated Press. April 29, 1927. p. 9. Retrieved August 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  5. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. New York City: ESPN Books. 2005. p. 893. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
  6. ^ "Tulane University Seeking New Coach". The Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. December 5, 1935. Retrieved March 23, 2010.
  7. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 681.