Cox Relieved of Duties

Dave Cox

Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan has a vacancy to fill this offseason after the decision to remove associate head coach David Cox. Cox stayed on board at Rutgers after holding things together during the transition away from Mike Rice. Jordan announced the decision Friday evening, one day after the season ended in Memphis.

Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan did not take long in making offseason changes. Barely 24 hours after the humiliating 61-point loss to Louisville, Jordan relieved associate head coach David Cox of his duties.

Cox received a one-year contract from Jordan last summer, but will not return for another season.

"David is a good man and a good coach," Jordan said in a statement. "We wish him nothing but the best moving forward. We are very busy assessing the program, head to toe, starting with me. This will be an ongoing process as we prepare for Big Ten membership."

Cox was best known as a recruiter in the Mid-Atlantic, where Jordan has his own preexisting ties. He joined the staff under coach Mike Rice, and served twice as acting head coach during last spring's abuse scandals.

Assistants Kyle Triggs and Van Macon make up the coaches still on staff with an opening to fill as Jordan leads Rutgers into the Big Ten.

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