The Duncan Banner

May 14, 2013

Duncan boys golf coach Cox retires after 39 years

Sean Gorman
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — For the first time in almost four decades, the Duncan boys golf program is in search of a new coach.

Ed Cox, the Demons head coach for the last 39 years, decided to retire last week following a decorated career at Duncan.

Under Cox’s leadership, the Demons won two state titles, finished second at state seven times and brought home 18 regional titles.

“It’s been privilege coaching here and I enjoyed my time coaching here very much,” Cox said. “I grew up in Duncan and to come back and coach here, I was very blessed.”

Cox became part of the only father-son pairing to be named to the Duncan Athletic Hall of Fame when he joined the hall in 2011. Cox’s father Quanah Edward Cox was a star athlete in track and basketball and Duncan before returning to coach at Duncan Junior High.

In his time at Duncan, Cox also spent time as an assistant coach for the Demons football and basketball teams.

Duncan athletic director Burl White said the school would stay within the system in its effort to find the Demons next head coach.

“Eddie was a great coach for us for a very long time,” Duncan athletic director Burl White said. “It shows with him being in the Hall of Fame.”