All-Southern Conference, 1933 Duke Men’s Tennis Head Coach, 1943-52 and 1960-70 (185-137) Duke Assistant Football Coach, 1943-70
Robert “Bob” Cox, who earned All-Southern Conference honors as a fullback in 1933 after leading Duke in scoring with 11 touchdowns as the Blue Devils went 9-1 on the year, served the athletic department in several capacities from 1942-78. A 1934 Duke graduate, he was an assistant football coach from 1943-70, head coach of the freshman gridiron team from 1953-65 and head men’s tennis coach from 1943-52 and 1960-70. He also served in the school’s physical education department as an instructor (1942-52), assistant professor (1952-61) and associate professor (1961-78). Cox, who compiled a 21-year tennis head coaching ledger of 185-137, passed away in November of 1978.