March 19, 2009

Head Women's Soccer Coach Deb Cox Announces Resignation

March 19, 2009

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head women's soccer coach Deb Cox has announced her resignation, effective March 20. Cox has served as the Crusaders' head coach since 2004, leading the team to an overall record of 18-70-3 and an 8-25-1 mark in the Patriot League. She had 48 players selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll during her five seasons at Holy Cross. Cox's career record stands at 49-90-10, including three seasons as the head coach at West Chester University.

"I have truly enjoyed working at Holy Cross," said Cox. "It is sad to say goodbye on many levels. This is home to me in so many ways. Not only did I grow up nearby, but my dad and brother went to school here. This school has been very much a part of my life since I was little. On top of all that, I can't wait for the world to see how the women's soccer team explodes on to the scene next year. I know that they are right at that jumping off point. They know it too! This is definitely a difficult situation to walk away from. I was never making plans to leave Holy Cross. It isn't a place that I would have left for any reason other than to be with my husband. It has been five wonderful years working with these teams, the staff and administrators, and for that I am very grateful. I am walking away with such a good feeling that this team is going to be more than ok and I know the team feels that too. That is very important to me."

Cox is married to former Holy Cross assistant football coach Johnny Cox, who is now an assistant coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"Deb is a quality person who fit in very well at Holy Cross," said Holy Cross athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. "She was a pleasure to work with at all times and we will miss her."

Holy Cross will immediately commence a national search for Cox's replacement.