Cote was the starting shortstop for the Crusaders for four years, during with the team posted an 89-9-2 record. He teamed with second baseman (and fellow Hall of Famer), Doc Gautreau to form one of the best middle infields in school history. His Crusaders won three successive Eastern Collegiate Championships. Signed with the New York Giants after graduation and got one at bat in the major leagues before playing eight seasons in the minor leagues. He passed away in 1987.