COX ACCEPTS DIVISION I ASSISTANT JOB AT UC RIVERSIDEBy Michael Wells Sports Information Director
LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College softball program is looking for a new leader.
Former head coach Jodie Cox accepted an assistant coaching position at NCAA Division I UC Riverside last week, Oxy athletic director Jaime Hoffman announced on Thursday.
"We thank Jodie for her dedication and service to Occidental and we wish her the best of luck in this new opportunity," Hoffman said.
Cox went 47-128 in five seasons as Oxy's head coach. She took over a team that went 3-33 in 2007 and by 2011 led the Tigers to their best single-season win total in program history (18-20).
Prior to her time with the Tigers, she had NCAA Division I coaching stops as an assistant at Cal State Northridge, Cal State Fullerton and Syracuse.
As a player, the Lancaster native was a four-year starter for CSU Fullerton where she tossed seven no-hitters, a perfect game and was a four-time All-Big West Conference selection.
Cox joins head coach Linda Garza's staff and a UCR team that went 25-28 overall and 8-13 in the Big West Conference during 2012.