David Cox

David Cox (born October 17, 1973)

Current position: Assistant men’s basketball coach
Current team: Maryland Terrapins (Head coach: Kevin Willard)
Current conference: Big Ten Conference
Teams coached: Rhode Island Rams
Rhode Island record: 64-55 (.538)
Overall record: 64-55 (.538)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present Maryland (asst)
2018-2022 Rhode Island
2016-2018 Rhode Island (assoc. HC)
2014-2016 Rhode Island (asst)
2010-2014 Rutgers (asst)
2007-2010 Georgetown (asst)
2006-2007 Pittsburgh (DBO)

David Cox Facts

  • David Cox
  • Born October 17, 1973
  • Hometown: Landover, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: College of William & Mary (BA, 1995 & M.Ed., 1996)
  • Played four seasons at William & Mary under head coaches Chuck Swenson and Charlie Wollum
  • Started his coaching career as a teacher and assistant coach at Archbishop Carroll HS (DC)
    • Was also working as a coach with the DC Assault AAU program
  • First collegiate job came in 2006, when Cox became DBO under Jamie Dixon at Pittsburgh
  • Spent three seasons as an assistant under John Thompson III at Georgetown, then three seasons at Rutgers under Mike Rice Jr.
    • Served as interim head coach for three games at Rutgers in 2012 – going 3-0 – though the school officially attributes those games to Rice, who was suspended during that stretch
    • After Rice was let go, Cox stayed on the Rutgers staff for one more season under Eddie Jordan
  • Joined Dan Hurley‘s staff at Rhode Island as an assistant in 2014; elevated to associate head coach in 2016
  • Became the head coach at Rhode Island in April 2018, about two weeks after Hurley left for UConn
    • Went 64-55 in four seasons at the helm without any postseason appearances; fired in March 2022
  • Along with his wife, Tasha, has one daughter and one son

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