Ted Cox (American football)

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Ted Cox
Ted Cox.jpg
Cox pictured in The Redskin 1937, Oklahoma A&M yearbook
Sport(s) Football, basketball, track and field
Biographical details
Born (1903-06-30)June 30, 1903
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Died November 5, 1989(1989-11-05) (aged 86)
Playing career
Football
1922–1924

Basketball
1924–1925

Minnesota


Minnesota
Position(s) Tackle (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1927–1928
1929–1931
1932–1935
1936–1938

Tulane (freshmen)
Tulane (line)
Tulane
Oklahoma A&M
Head coaching record
Overall 35–33–2
Bowls 1–0
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 SEC (1934)

Theodore[1] J. "Ted" Cox (June 30, 1903 – November 5, 1989)[2] was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Tulane University from 1932 to 1935 and at Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, now Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, from 1936 to 1937, compiling a career college football record of 35–33–2. Cox was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. After playing as a tackle at the University of Minnesota from 1922 to 1924, he joined Tulane in 1927 as the coach of their first-year players. 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. This included the 1934 team, which 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.[3][4] From 1936 to 1938, he coached at Oklahoma State, and compiled a 7–23 record.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
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: 20–10–2 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–3rd
1938 Oklahoma A&M 2–8 0–4 7th
Oklahoma A&M: 7–23 3–8
Total: 35–33–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1934 Southeastern Conference Football Outlook Is Promising". The Christian Science Monitor. 1934-09-19. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. ^ a b Wheatley, Ralph (1932-01-26). "Coach's Bulk Aid to Tulane". Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  3. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. New York City: ESPN Books. 2005. p. 893. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1. 
  4. ^ "Tulane University Seeking New Coach". The Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. 1935-12-05. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  5. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 681.

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