Heather Cox

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Heather Cox
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Heather Cox served as a reporter for NBC Sports coverage of Beach Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Born Heather Schoeny
(1970-06-03) June 3, 1970 (age 44)
Nationality United States
Education University of the Pacific
Occupation ESPN Sideline Reporter
Employer ESPN
Spouse(s) Bill Cox

Heather Cox (born June 3, 1970) is an American sportscaster who is a sideline reporter for WNBA, NBA, college basketball and college football games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports. As Heather Schoeny, she played college volleyball at University of the Pacific. Cox also served as a reporter for NBC Sports coverage of Beach Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics [1] and is a reporter for Beach Volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Biography[edit]

Heather Cox returned to NBC Sports for her second Olympic assignment as beach volleyball reporter. She made her NBC debut reporting from both the volleyball and beach volleyball competitions at the 2004 Athens Games. From 2003 until its end, Cox served as a reporter on NBC's AVP pro beach volleyball coverage.

Since 1995, Cox has served as a reporter for ABC Sports and ESPN's coverage of the NBA for ESPN, NBA for ABC, college football for ABC, college football for ESPN, NCAA basketball for ESPN, NCAA basketball for ABC, the WNBA and professional volleyball. Since 1994, she has also served as the analyst for ESPN's coverage of the men's and women's NCAA Volleyball Championships and women's NCAA basketball. Cox has also worked for CBS Sports, reporting on the Men's NCAA Basketball tournament, motocross and auto racing and as an analyst on its women's college basketball coverage. From 2002, she reported on the NBA Playoffs and also served as an analyst and reporter for the 1998 and 2001 Goodwill Games for Turner Sports. She served as analyst for Oxygen Media Network's coverage of WNBA. She also served as a Reporter for an Olympic qualifying volleyball on the Oxygen Media Network. Cox was named as Erin Andrews' replacement on ABC's Saturday Night College Football Game of the Week[2]

Cox worked as a columnist for the Pac-10 Conference, writing a weekly national volleyball column in 2000. From 1999 to 2000, she served as a reporter on Running with the Pac magazine show. Cox began her broadcast career as a basketball analyst for Fox Sports Net in 1993 and covered college football, professional basketball and volleyball during her tenure at Fox Sports Net.

A volleyball veteran, Heather Schoeny Cox graduated from the University of the Pacific with a degree in communications in 1992. Her collegiate athletic career included four years (1988 to 1991) on the University of the Pacific (Division I) women's volleyball team, serving as team captain on a team that was ranked in the top five nationally from 1988–91, reached the Final Four and was a National Championship runner-up in 1990. Cox was a member of the United States National Volleyball Team from 1987 to 1995 and competed at the United States Olympic Festival in 1990. Cox played professional volleyball in the National Volleyball Association as team captain of the Sacramento Stars.

Cox is the recipient of the 2004 USA Volleyball E. Douglas Boyden Media Recognition Award.

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