Mike Cox
Mike Cox
Title: Head Women's Ice Hockey Coach
Phone: 617-755-4657
Email: mcox@annamaria.edu

               The Anna Maria College Athletic Department has announced that Mike Cox will be the new women’s ice hockey coach, beginning with the 2018-19 season, according to Director of Athletics Serge DeBari. The AMCATS will play their home games at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Mass.

                “Anna Maria College is excited to be expanding its Athletics offering with the addition of women’s ice hockey,” said DeBari. “The New England Sports Center is one of the premiere hockey facilities in New England.  We are excited that Mike Cox will be leading our women’s program. It is not often that a first-year program can attract a coach who has such an impressive personal and coaching resume.  Beginning a new program is always challenging but certainly a challenge that Mike Cox has already proven he is capable of handling. “

                Coach ​ ​Cox​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Anna​ ​Maria​ ​campus​ ​with​ ​a​ ​wealth​ ​of​ ​hockey​ ​experience, ​having​ ​spent more​ ​than​ ​25​ ​years​ ​as​ ​collegiate​ ​and​ ​high​ ​school​ ​coach.

                “I​ ​am​ ​honored​ ​and​ ​humbled​ ​to​ ​be​ ​selected​ ​the​ ​first​ ​coach​ ​of​ ​women’s​ ​hockey​ ​at​ ​Anna​ ​Maria,” said Cox. “From​ ​the​ ​outset,​ ​I​ ​was​ ​very​ ​impressed​ ​with​ ​the​ ​college’s​ ​plan​ ​for​ ​launching​ ​a​ ​women’s​ ​hockey program.​ ​This​ ​endeavor​ ​is​ ​going​ ​further​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​this​ ​rich​ ​and​ ​vibrant​ ​Catholic​ ​institution while​ ​also​ ​giving​ ​more​ ​female​ ​hockey​ ​players​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​to​ ​play​ ​collegiately.”

                ​Cox​ ​most​ ​recently​ ​served​ ​as​ ​Salve​ ​Regina​ ​University’s​ ​head​ ​women’s coach​ ​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,​ ​10​ ​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.​ ​Most​ ​recently​ ​he​ ​was​ ​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​ ​an​ ​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.