Grangers News · LaGrange welcomes new Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator Coach Thomas Cox and family


Thomas Cox

High School:  TR Miller – Brewton, AL

Education: Bachelors of Science, Physical Education – Huron University;

Master of Science, Educational Leadership – Grand Canyon University

School System Position:  Physical Education – LaGrange High School

Playing Experience:

  • University of West Alabama (1991-1993)
  • University of South Dakota (1994-1996)
  • Arena Football League (2002-2008)-  Jacksonville Tomcats, Jacksonville Stallions, Atlanta Thoroughbreds

Coaching Experience:

  • 2017-2018 – Discovery High School; Lawrenceville, GA (Run Game Coordinator, Offensive Line)
  • 2014-2016 – Monroe Area High School; Monroe, GA (Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line/ Outside Linebackers)
  • 2013 – Central Gwinnett High School; Lawrenceville, GA (Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Line)
  • 2011-2012 – Apalachee High School, Winder, GA (Special Teams Coordinator, Offensive Line/ Defensive Line)
  • 2009-2010 – Lakeside High School; Atlanta, GA (Head Coach)
  • 2007-2008 – Meadow Creek High School; Norcross, GA (Offensive Coordinator. Quarterbacks) 2006- (Offensive Line)
  • 2002- 2005- Ed White High School; Jacksonville, FL- (Co-Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line)
  • 2000- 2001- Andrew Jackson High School; Jacksonville, FL- (Co-Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line)
  • 1997- 1999- Lake Weir High School; Ocala, FL- (Special Teams Coordinator, Offensive Line)
  • 1996- Clarke County High School; Grove Hill, AL- (Offensive Line, Defensive Line)

 Coaching Moments:

  • 2017 Tally Johnson Assistant Coach of the Year Gwinnett County
  • 2016 FCA All-Star Game Athens (Monroe Area, Linebackers)
  • 2010 Dekalb County All-Star Game (Lakeside, Quarterbacks)
  • 2008 Gwinnett County All-Star Game (Meadowcreek, Offensive Line)
  • 2006 Tally Johnson Assistant Coach of the Year Gwinnett County
  • 2005 East/West All-Star Shire Game (Ed White, Offensive Coordinator)

Other Coaching Duties:

  • 2017-2018 – Head Track Coach (Discovery HS)
  • 2014-2016 – Head Track Coach (Monroe Area HS)
  • 2014-2017 – Assistant Basketball Coach (Monroe Area HS)
  • 2013 – Head Track Coach (Central Gwinnett HS)
  • 2011-2012 – Head Track Coach (Apalachee HS)
  • 2009-2010 – Head Track Coach (Lakeside HS)
  • 2006-2009 – Head Wrestling Coach (Meadowcreek HS)
  • 2000-2002 – Assistant Wrestling Coach (Andrew Jackson HS)
  • 1997-2000- Head Track Coach (Lake Weir HS)
  • 1996-1997 – Assistant Basketball Coach (Grove Hill HS)

 Clubs / Organizations:

  • FCA Huddle Leader

 Family:

  • Wife – Coach Cox is married to Lorrie Cox
  • Children – Tim Cox (20), TJ Cox (23), Scarlet Rucker (27), Taylor Ann Downing (28) 
  • Grandchildren – Alaia Rucker (3 Months), Wade Rembert (5), John (3) & Jackson Downing (8)