Thursday, August 15, 2013

Former Independence All-American Joe Cox joins staff at Mallard Creek

Former Independence High All-American quarterback Joe Cox is a new teacher and assistant coach at Mallard Creek.

Cox joined the staff in June and is the Mavericks’ quarterback coach.

“He’s been a great addition to our coaching staff,” Mallard Creek coach Mike Palmieri said. “It’s an opportunity to get a guy on campus who is team-oriented and a good young guy to work with our quarterbacks. Joe is a character guy and he’s got a lot of knowledge to share.”

Cox was a 2004 Parade Magazine All-American at Independence, after leading the Patriots to an unbeaten season and state championship. He was a two-time Charlotte Observer offensive player of the year. In two seasons, he threw for more than 8,000 yards. As a senior, rated Cox the No. 7 high school quarterback nationally. Cox went onto play at Georgia.

Mallard Creek quarterback Emiere Scaife said working with Cox has been very helpful.

“He’s been a big help so far,” Scaife said. “I can’t wait to see what he does during the season. He and (offensive coordinator Aaron) Brand have been a really good combination. They are two of the best quarterback coaches, period.”


Anonymous said...

I still remember his 5 TD passes against Arkansas! Too bad the dawgs had no run game that year or they probably would have been playing in Atlanta for an SEC Championship.

Anonymous said...

Joe Cox is one of the most stand-up guys you could ever have around your student athletes. His wisdom, maturity, intelligence, and personality make him the ideal quarterback coach. JPL