Cox Joins Methodist as Head Lacrosse Coach

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Methodist University Director of Athletics Bob McEvoy has announced the hiring of Dennis Cox to take over as head coach of the women's lacrosse program.

Cox joins the Monarchs after serving two years as assistant for Methodist graduate Lindsey (West) Lutz at Shenandoah University.

"Coach Cox has quality experience both on the field as a coach and on the recruiting trail as the top assistant in one of NCAA III's up and coming women's lacrosse programs at Shenandoah University over the past few years," McEvoy said. "We were looking for someone to come in with a passion for MU women's lacrosse and build the program back to the championship level it enjoyed a few years ago. We believe Coach Cox is the right man at the right time to move us forward in that direction."

Cox spent four years as a member of SU . He was a two-time All-PAC selection during his career as a long-stick defenseman and is still No. 1 on the career caused turnovers list. In 2009, Cox joined Lutz's staff and has helped propel Shenandoah to a program best 12 wins in 2011 and a No. 1 ranking as LaxPower's most improved Division III team in the nation.

"I am honored and blessed with the opportunity to coach at Methodist University and would like to thank President Dr. Ben Hancock and Athletic Director Bob McEvoy for giving me the opportunity to lead the women's lacrosse team," Cox said. "I am looking forward to building this program into a contender in the USA South and competing at the highest level."

"I would like to thank those at Shenandoah University and its athletic department for giving me seven great years, first as a student-athlete and then as a coach," Cox added. "I am grateful for Lindsey Lutz, Dr. Wayne Edwards, and the rest of the athletic department for their encouragement and support in pursuing this position."

Methodist is scheduled to kick off the 2012 season Feb. 25 at Randolph-Macon College.

2011-08-17



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