Austin Cox joined the Southern Miss Athletics staff officially in August 2015. Prior to being named Chief of Staff, Cox served as a student-assistant in the Athletics Department from July of 2014.
Cox reports directly to the Director of Athletics providing oversight of the day-to-day activities within his office. His responsibilities also include coordinating and facilitating special projects and assignments of the departments’ executive leadership team and works closely with the department’s Development staff to coordinate special events. Cox also has oversite of the department’s Graduate Assistant program and Student-Assistants. In addition to his other duties, he assists in providing support to a variety of stakeholders and interested parties such as alumni, donors, staff, coaches, media, and others.
Prior to arriving at Southern Miss, Cox spent two years at Texas Tech University with the men’s basketball program, one as the head student-manager for the program under Hall of Fame Coach, Tubby Smith (Current Head Coach, University of Memphis).