Mike Cox will be entering his second season as the head women’s ice hockey coach. Coach Cox comes with a wealth of hockey experience, having spent more than 25 years as a collegiate and high school coach.
Cox most recently served as the Head coach at Salve Regina University, coaching from 2006-2014, and he is the program’s all-time winningest coach. During his time in Newport, Cox helped transform a struggling Seahawk program into a perennial ECAC contender. During his eight seasons with the Seahawks, he amassed 101 victories, including a 16-7-4 mark in his final season, and scored playoff victories over Norwich, Manhattanville, Castleton, UMass Boston and Nichols.
Before the Seahawks, Cox served as an assistant at three Division I schools -- Boston College, Northeastern and Harvard, where he helped the Crimson capture a National Championship in 1999, with a 33-1 mark. Cox has coached four Olympians and four Patty Kazmaier Winners, an award given annually to the nation’s top female hockey player. He has also coached eight All Americans, three Hockey Humanitarians, ten members of the All Hockey East team, six members of the Hockey East All Rookie team, four members of the ECAC All Star Team and six members of the ECAC All Rookie Team. He has been on the AWCHA National Staff of the Year with Harvard in 1999 and the Hockey East Staff of the Year twice, with Northeastern in 2004 and Boston College in 2005.
Cox got his start in coaching with the Shrewsbury High School boys team, where he helped the team to a state finals appearance in 1997. He also spent time as the head coach of the Medfield High School girls’ team, where he posted a 29-10-5 record over two seasons and sent two players two USA Hockey’s National Development Camp. Cox is a Level IV certified USA Hockey Coach and has served as a regional evaluator for USA Hockey’s national camp. He played collegiately at Merrimack College, where he holds a bachelor’s degree in English. He also holds a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Lasell College.