Mike Cox
Mike Cox
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (617)755-4657
Email: mcox@annamaria.edu

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.