CHARLOTTE—A former record-setting quarterback at Independence High School in Charlotte is now an assistant football coach at Mallard Creek, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Joe Cox joined the coaching staff in June and will teach physical education at the high school. He is working with the quarterbacks at Mallard Creek.
Cox has his name in the NCHSAA Record Book with several performance listings. He was named a Parade All-Americans in 2004 and led Independence to an unbeaten season and NCHSAA state championship.
He threw 112 touchdown passes during his Patriot career, good for fifth all-time, and his 66 in one season in 2004 in still an NCHSAA record. He passed for 8,734 yards during his career, which is seventh on the list, including 4,509 in that ’04 season, which is fifth best all-time.
Cox played collegiately at the University of Georgia.