Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Skip Cox - Baylor 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee

T. C. "Skip" Cox
Baylor 2010 Hall of Fame Inductee
Athletic Trainer / Administrator 1973 - 1991

On Friday, October 22, MWHS 50 Year Club member T. C. “Skip” Cox was inducted into the Baylor University Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2010 Induction Ceremony was held in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor Campus in Waco.

Baylor President, Judge Kenneth W. Starr, welcomed the guests and inductees and said some special words of thanks to Cox for bringing so much to the university during his long tenure there.

After graduating from Mineral Wells High School in 1960, where he had served as the athletic trainer during his junior and senior years, Cox attended the University of North Texas. After graduation he began his career in training athletes in earnest. Cox, in 1973 went to Baylor University from North Texas, served as Baylor’s head athletic trainer from 1973 to 1984, then worked first as an Assistant Athletic Director and later as an Associate Athletic Director from 1984 to 1991. Selected to Southwest Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Mineral Wells (Texas) High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005, Cox trained more than 7,800 student-athletes and mentored more than 260 undergraduate student trainer/managers during his distinguished career.

In the late 1980s, Cox helped bring about facility improvements to Baylor Athletics by raising funds and by designing state-of-the-art facilities, including the Ferrell Center, Floyd Casey North End Zone Project, Ferrell Baseball Field and Baylor Track Renovation.
He is married to the former Kay Stone, a 1962 MWHS graduate, and they have five children and fifteen grandchildren. Skip and Kay live at Possum Kingdom Lake.

 Athletic Trainers, 1960
Skip Cox and Charles Talley

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