Stephen Cox is entering his third season as an assistant coach for the Georgia Southwestern Men’s Basketball program and his third season as Georgia Southwestern’s Cross Country Head Coach.
As a member of Head Coach Mike Leeder’s staff, Cox has been part of the turnaround of the men’s basketball program. The 2010-11 campaign saw a 13 win improvement, and it produced several firsts in school history, including: first NCAA Division II men's basketball national ranking, first Peach Belt Conference division title in any sport, first NCAA Division II National Tournament appearance in any sport. GSW spent five weeks ranked in the Top 25, reaching as high as No. 16, and finished the season with a 20-9 record.
Cox was an assistant coach at Savannah State (2008-09) and Mercer (2007-08) prior to his arrival at Georgia Southwestern. His coaching career began at Santa Fe Community College as an assistant men's basketball coach. From 2004 to 2007 he helped guide the Gainesville, Fla., team to two Mid-Florida Conference Championships. In 2007, SFCC claimed the conference title with an overall record of 26-5, including a league record of 14-1.
He began his basketball playing career at Middle Georgia College in Cochran, where he led the Warriors to the 2002 GJCAA State Championship game. He wrapped up his junior college playing days ranked in the top 20 in both scoring and field goal percentage in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association. Cox played his final two seasons of collegiate basketball at Clayton State, where he helped lead the Lakers to their first-ever top 20 national ranking.
During Cox's tenure as Head Cross Country Coach, the Lady 'Canes have seen their best conference finish in program history.
The Peachtree City, Ga. native received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Clayton State in 2004 and earned a Master of Education degree from Grand Canyon University in 2006.