Oklahoma Baptist University

Bobby Cox

Head Baseball Coach

Coates Baseball/Softball
405.878.2139

OBU Box 61176
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804

Bobby Cox is OBU's all-time leader in coaching wins in all sports, having led the Bison baseball team to 822 wins after 22 seasons at the OBU helm. Cox is the only coach to take a Bison baseball team to the NAIA World Series. He has accomplished the feat twice, in 1989 and in 1996.

His teams have never had a losing season. He has coached 15 All-Americans and numerous major league draftees.

Cox, who was inducted into OBU's Hall of Fame in 1996, was named Sooner Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1996; District 9 Coach of the Year in 1986, 1989 and 1991; Area 3 Coach of the Year in 1989 and Great Plain Region Coach of the Year (by the region and by the American Baseball Coaches Association) in 1996.

As a player, Cox was an All-District performer for the Bison in 1979, leading his team with a .389 batting average while driving in a team-high 33 RBI in 34 games.

Cox and his wife, Lyn, have two sons, Bobby and Chris.

OBU During the Cox Era

Year

W

L

1985

28

24

1986

31

23

1987

33

22

1988

33

20

1989*

54

12

1990

29

23

1991

42

15

1992

40

24

1993

27

25

1994

30

20

1995

29

23

1996*

52

13

1997

44

16

1998

39

11

1999

42

22

2000

45

23

2001

45

19

2002

34

19

2003

28

18

2004

36

25

2005 45 22
2006 36 17

All-Time

822

415


*-Advanced to NAIA National Tournament

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