Johnny Cox enters
his first season as the North Carolina A&T wide receivers coach at North
plenty of NFL experience to the program after coaching with the Jacksonville
Jaguars for three seasons starting in 2009. Before landing in Jacksonville, he
was an assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
first two seasons at Jacksonville, he was the quality control/offense coach. In
2011, he served as wide receivers coach. In Tampa Bay starting in 2008, Cox
served as the quality control/defense coach.
With the Buccaneers, he assisted the defensive backs and linebackers coach
and was responsible for film breakdowns and scouting reports.
working in the NFL, Cox spent 14 years coaching at the college and high school
He served as
the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach at the College of Holy
Cross in Worcester, Mass. He was the head football coach for four years
at Rex Putnam High School in Milwaukie, Ore.
He led the school to its first winning record in 20 years in 2006.
2000-2003, Cox was the wide receivers coach at North Dakota State
University. In addition to his on-field
coaching duties, Cox recruited in Wisconsin and Minnesota, organized 7-on-7
summer camp tournaments and served as the staff liaison to the Diversity
Program. He also served as the kickoff
return coach for a season at North Dakota State. He helped lead the Bison to
the semifinals of the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2002. In the summer of 2002, Cox worked in a
minority coaching internship position under then San Diego Chargers head coach
He spent a
season as the offensive coordinator at Fort Lewis College, serving as the interim
head coach for three months. As the
interim head coach, he was instrumental in signing the 2000 recruiting class. During
the 1999 season, he coached quarterbacks and receivers and served as the
director of academics and study hall. He
also was responsible for recruiting in the Denver Metropolitan area.
He served as
an assistant graduate coach at the University of Texas for two seasons before
doing the same at North Dakota State University in 1996. Cox was an assistant
coach at Overland High School in Aurora, Colo., for the 1995-96 school year,
coaching wide receivers and defensive backs, and serving as the junior varsity
head coach. He began his coaching career
in 1994 as the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Fort Lewis College.
Cox was a
two-time first-team Division II All-America wide receiver at Fort Lewis College
from 1990-93 and was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the
Year in 1993. He also earned Fort Lewis
College Male Athlete of the Year honors in 1993 and was a Snow Bowl Division II
All Star Participant in 1993. He was a
finalist for the 1993 Exercise Science Student of the Year, and he was also a
Fort Lewis College Student Senator for the 92-93 school year.
professionally with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League in 1995
and the NFL's Green Bay Packers in 1994.
Cox holds a
bachelor's degree in exercise science from Fort Lewis College in Durango,
Colo., and a master's degree in education administration from the University of
Texas. He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association.