David Cox begins his first year on Head Coach Jamie Dixon's staff as director of men's basketball operations.
Cox is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball program, serves as a liaison to athletic department officials and coordinates the student-athletes' practice, game-day and daily schedules.
"David is a tremendous role model for our student-athletes," Dixon said. "He has an outstanding administrative and basketball background and is an individual who will benefit our program in many facets. He is a former NCAA Division I player who is familiar with the kind of student-athletes that we have and will continue to have representing the University of Pittsburgh."
Cox arrives at Pitt after serving seven years as an Assistant Principal at his alma mater St. John's Preparatory High School in Washington, D.C. His many duties at St. John's Prep from 1999-2006 included oversight of the school's athletic department, supervision of all extracurricular activities and serving as school disciplinarian. Prior to his tenure at St. John's, Cox coached at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington D.C. from 1996-99. One of his former players was ex-Georgetown star Ruben Boumjte-Boumjte.
He served seven years as an assistant coach with the Washington D.C. Assault AAU program where he helped guide the team to the 2004 Under-16 national championship. In assisting D.C. Assault head coach Curtis Malone, several of his players earned college scholarships including Tre Kelley (South Carolina), Chris McCray (Maryland), James White (Florida, Cincinnati), Tony Bethel (Georgetown, N.C. State), Omari Israel (Notre Dame), Jeff Green (Georgetown), Dante Cunningham (Villanova) and Dwayne Anderson (Villanova).
As a collegiate basketball player, Cox lettered four seasons at NCAA Division I William & Mary College for head coaches Chuck Swenson and Charlie Woollum. A three-year starter at point guard from 1992-95, Cox concluded his career with 670 points (6.1 ppg), 216 rebounds, 336 assists and a .352 3-point field goal percentage (139-395). He remains ranked among school leaders in several statistical categories including career assists (eighth, 336), career assist average (ninth, 3.08 apg.), career 3-point field goal percentage (ninth, .352), career 3-point field goals made (sixth, 137), season 3-point field goals made (sixth, 57) and owns two of the school's top-10 best season assist totals. His career-high 12 assists against George Mason in 1995 still ranks third among all-time game performances in William & Mary basketball history.
Cox graduated from William & Mary in 1995 with a sociology degree and later earned his Master's in Education in 1996.
Cox resides in Pittsburgh with his wife Tasha, daughter Leila and newborn son Jacob.
THE DAVID COX FILE
Birthdate: October 17, 1973
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Education: Bachelor of Arts--William & Mary, 1995; Master's of Education--William & Mary, 1996.
Assistant Basketball Coach, D.C. Assault, 1999-2006; Basketball Coach, Archbishop Carroll High School, Washington, D.C., 1996-99.
William & Mary, 1992-95
Four-year letterwinner from 1992-95; two-year starter at point guard; scored 670 points, grabbed 216 rebounds, dished out 336 assists and shot .352 from 3-point range in four-year career; ranks among William & Mary all-time leaders in several statistical categories.