Gene Cox
Gene Cox
Full Name:  Gene C. Cox
     Died:  March 30, 2009 in Tallahassee, Fl
   School:  Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida
            Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee
            South Georgia JC in Douglas, Georgia


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FSU Career
Football
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1954  33  FB      5-7  184  Jr       Lake City                   
1955  27  HB      5-10 175  Sr   *   Lake City                   


Comments
From the Tallahassee Democrat
March 31, 2009
Gene Cox, the legendary football coach who mentored a generation of Tallahassee's young men, died Monday evening. He was 74.

Cox coached at four high schools in a storied career that saw him become the state of Florida's all-time winningest coach in the fall of 1987. He spent a combined five seasons at Jefferson County and at Suwannee County before beginning a remarkable 28-year run at Leon that saw him build the Lions into a regional - and national - power.

His Leon teams won two state championships (1969, 1974) and were state runners-up twice. Cox also saw no fewer than 114 of his former Leon players sign college scholarships.

"If you think of Leon High School, you can't help but think of Gene Cox," said Leon principal Rocky Hanna, who played for Cox at Leon.

Cox's second oldest son, Alan, said his father suffered a heart attack around 6:45 p.m. after completing his daily workout on a treadmill. Gene Cox, Alan said, didn't drink or smoke.

"He never missed a day of school, mainly because of football. He had no vices - well, his only vice is he liked to win. And he made no beans about that," Alan Cox said.

Cox is survived by his wife Patsy, 74; children David, 50, Alan, 49, Gary, 45 and Cynthia, 40; and five grandchildren.



FSU Statistics
Football
Season Statistics
Defense
         |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
Year  GP |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
1954     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
1955     |   0   0   0  0.0-    |  0.0-    |  0   -  0- 0 |    -  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
---------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot    0 |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0   0   0  |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Offense/Kick and Punt Returns
         |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
Year  GP |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
1954     |   2    2  1.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-  0 - 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    2
1955     |  25   89  3.6  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-  0 - 0     0  0     |   1    5  5.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   94
---------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot    0 |  27   91  3.4  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   1    5  5.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   96
Football
Game Participation
                            |      Starts
1954                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 18 GEORGIA              |  1           
Sep 25 ABILENE CHRISTIAN    |  1           
Oct  2 LOUISVILLE           |  1           
Oct  9 VILLANOVA            |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         |  4   0    0

                            |      Starts
1955                        | GP  Off  Def
----------------------------|--------------
Sep 17 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |  1           
Sep 30 MIAMI                |  1           
Oct  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |  1  LHB  DB  
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |  1           
Oct 22 GEORGIA TECH         |  1           
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |  1           
Nov 11 FURMAN               |  1           
Nov 19 CITADEL              |  1           
Nov 25 MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN |  1           
Dec  3 TAMPA                |  1           
----------------------------|--------------
Tot                         | 10   1    1

----------------------------|--------------
Career Tot                  | 14   1    1
Football
Game Statistics
                            |       Tackles        |   Sacks  |    Fumble    |     Pass Defense    | Blkd |   PAT Attempts  |        |         |    |
1955                        |  ua   a Tot  tfl-yds |   no-yds | ff fr-yds-td | int-yds-td qbh brup | kick |   kick  rsh rcv |   fg   | saf dxp | td | pts
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Sep 17 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Sep 30 MIAMI                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 11 FURMAN               |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Nov 19 CITADEL              |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
Dec  3 TAMPA                |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |   0   0 |  0 |   0
----------------------------|----------------------|----------|--------------|---------------------|------|-----------------|--------|---------|----|----
Tot                         |   0   0   0  0.0-  0 |  0.0-  0 |  0  0-  0- 0 |   0-  0- 0   0   0  |   0  |   0- 0    0   0 |  0- 0  |  0    0 |  0 |   0

                            |       Rushing        |      Receiving       |         Passing          |     Kick Returns      |     Punt Returns      |  all
1955                        |  no  yds  avg td lg  |  no  yds  avg td lg  | cmp- att-int  yds td lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  |  no  yds  avg td  lg  | purp
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Sep 17 NORTH CAROLINA STATE |   1    5  5.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    5
Sep 30 MIAMI                |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   1    5  5.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    5
Oct  8 VIRGINIA TECH        |   4   12  3.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   12
Oct 15 GEORGIA              |   5   22  4.4  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   22
Nov  5 VILLANOVA            |   1    2  2.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    2
Nov 11 FURMAN               |   1    0  0.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |    0
Nov 19 CITADEL              |   3   12  4.0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   12
Dec  3 TAMPA                |   7   25  3.6  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   0    0  0.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   25
----------------------------|----------------------|----------------------|--------------------------|-----------------------|-----------------------|-----
Tot                         |  22   78  3.5  0     |   0    0  0.0  0     |   0-   0- 0     0  0     |   1    5  5.0  0      |   0    0  0.0  0      |   83