Ted Cox (American football)
Cox pictured in The Redskin 1937, Oklahoma A&M yearbook
|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, track and field|
June 30, 1903|
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
|Died||November 5, 1989(aged 86)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|1 SEC (1934)|
Theodore J. "Ted" Cox (June 30, 1903 – November 5, 1989) 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. 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. From 1936 to 1938, he coached at Oklahoma State, and compiled a 7–23 record.
Head coaching record
|Tulane Green Wave (Southern Conference) (1932)|
|Tulane Green Wave (Southeastern Conference) (1933–1935)|
|Oklahoma A&M Cowboys (Missouri Valley Conference) (1936–1938)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
- "1934 Southeastern Conference Football Outlook Is Promising". The Christian Science Monitor. 1934-09-19. p. 6. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- Wheatley, Ralph (1932-01-26). "Coach's Bulk Aid to Tulane". Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. New York City: ESPN Books. 2005. p. 893. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
- "Tulane University Seeking New Coach". The Palm Beach Post. Associated Press. 1935-12-05. Retrieved 2010-03-23.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia, p. 681.
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