August 29, 2017

CARTERVILLE – Timothy “TJ” Cox has been hired as assistant men’s basketball coach at John A. Logan.

Cox, a native of Charlotte, NC, comes to Logan from the University of North Texas where he served on the North Texas staff as basketball camp director. Last season he was an assistant coach at Arkansas State where he was on the staff that led A-State to the second biggest turnaround in NCAA Division I basketball.

Prior to his stint with Arkansas State, Cox worked for Accelerate Basketball Training in Charlotte. He worked with several NBA players including Stephen Curry of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.

Cox said the success of the Logan basketball program under Kyle Smithpeters attracted him to the job.

“There is a great winning tradition at Logan and it is exciting to be a part of it. I look forward to learning from Coach Smithpeters in all aspects of the program including recruiting,” Cox said.

“I am excited about Coach Cox joining our program,” Smithpeters said. “He is an extremely hard worker who has worked with some of the top players at the collegiate and NBA levels.”