Michael Cox begins his seventh season as head women's ice hockey
coach at Salve Regina University. Over his first six years, Coach
Cox has guided Salve Regina to the Eastern College Athletic
Conference (ECAC) Quarterfinals six times, the Semifinals twice,
and the Finals once.
Facing some of the strongest competition in the country, the
Seahawks posted an 11-10-5 record in 2011-12, highlighted by a 4-3
victory over Saint Anselm, a 3-2 win over Manhattanville, and a 1-1
tie versus Norwich, who went on to advance to the NCAA Division III
National Championship finals for the second straight season.
Cox arrived in Newport in 2006 with a wealth of experience
coaching women's ice hockey at the Division I level. In his first
two seasons behind the bench at Salve Regina, Cox combined to win
18 games – more than the program had tallied in its first
seven years of existence.
From 1997-2006, Cox assisted in the success of three Boston-area
schools – Harvard, Northeastern and Boston College. At each
school, he was responsible for both on-ice coaching as well as
video analysis. During his three-year tenure at Harvard, the
Crimson won a school-record 33 games and won the 1999 AWCHA
Most recently, Cox was an assistant coach at Boston College, where
he helped the Eagles capture their first Beanpot Championship
(2006) and earn their first-ever berth in the Hockey East Finals,
finishing with a school-best 20-11-4 record.
A 1993 graduate of Merrimack College with a degree in English, Cox
has coached and directed numerous camps and clinics throughout New
England. Currently, he is the director and owner of Inside Edge Ice
Hockey Camps for Women.