Jon Cox

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Jon Cox
Personal information
Full name Jon Cox
Date of birth (1986-12-30) December 30, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
2006–2010 Georgia Southern Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Atlanta Silverbacks U23s 18 (7)
2010 Atlanta Blackhawks 11 (3)
2011 Atlanta Silverbacks 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 23, 2011.

Jon Cox (born December 30, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American soccer player.


College and Amateur[edit]

Cox grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, attended Milton High School, played club soccer for United Quest Soccer Club, and played five years of college soccer at Georgia Southern University, redshirting his freshman season, eventually making his debut in 2007. He led the Eagles in scoring as a freshman with six goals and five assists, wa named Southern Conference Freshman of the Year - the first time a Georgia Southern player won the award - and was named to the All-Southern Conference Second Team, the NSCAA All-Region Team, and earned College Soccer News Freshman All-American honors. He started all 14 of Georgia Southern’s games during his senior season, leading the team in scoring, tallying four, and earning All-Southern Conference Second Team honors.

During his college years Cox also played with the Atlanta Silverbacks U23s[1] and the Atlanta Blackhawks[2] in the USL Premier Development League. He is currently employed by RadioShack in the Dayton, Ohio area and retired from soccer.


Cox turned professional in 2011 when he signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks for their debut season in the North American Soccer League.[3] He made his debut for his new team on April 16, 2011 in a game against FC Edmonton - and was sent off in the 84th minute of that game.[4] Cox was released by Atlanta on November 7, 2011.[5]


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