RONALD C. COX
CLASS OF 2012
Ron Cox was born in 1941 and raised in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. He graduated from Tahlequah High School, winning the State High School Doubles Championship in 1959. He attended and graduated from Northeastern State University, earning letters all 4 years in both Basketball and Tennis.
He and partner Vance McSpadden have been ranked #1 multiple times in Oklahoma and the Missouri Valley in Menís 35 Doubles, Menís 45 Doubles, and Menís 55 Doubles. In 2006, they were National Seniors Doubles Champions.
In 1972, Ron began teaching Beginning Tennis and Intermediate Tennis at Northeastern State University and in 1991, he became the Head Womenís Varsity Tennis Coach at Northeastern. After 20 years, his teams have won nine Conference Championships, made seventeen trips to National Championships, and have won seventeen Womenís National Team All Academic Awards. He is a nine-time Conference Coach-of-the-Year, a five-time Regional Coach-of-the-Year, and in 2007 was the NCAA Division II National Coach-of-the-Year. He has coached six first team All Americans, 13 ITA Tournament Champions, and compiled a 405-62 won/loss record.
He has been inducted into the Northeastern State University Athletic Hall of Fame and has been selected to represent the United States in the annual Gordon Trophy Cup international tennis competition with Canada. Ron and his wife, Londa, currently live in Tahlequah.