By Marty Gordon
Christiansburg High School alumnus Kevin Cox has been appointed the school’s head coach after the departure this past month of Mike Hunter.
Cox, who had been serving as an assistant at Floyd County High School, is also a former assistant at Christiansburg.
“Being a Christiansburg alumnus, a former player on the state qualifying team in 201, and a previous coach here for seven year, I am overjoyed to come back home and be back in the navy and gold. This is home,” Cox said last week.
Cox’s first stint with the Blue Demons was in 2013 when Shawn Good brought him in. He served as a varsity assistant for seven years and was the junior varsity head coach for five seasons
This past season, he was the head middle-school coach for a team that finished 15-1.
“My expectations for the Christiansburg boys’ program as a whole are to get better each and every day, brick by brick from the local travel programs to the middle school and all the way up through junior varsity and varsity,” Cox said.
“My short-term goal would be to improve from one season to the next and emphasize progress and growth in the off-seasons to keep improving. Long-term, the goal is to get this program back to where it was in 2009-2012 (when Shawn Good was at the helm) competing for district and region hardware and of course competing for the ultimate goal: a state championship. With that being said, it’s going to take time, and I am ready to do whatever it takes to get the Christiansburg boys’ basketball program back to that point.”
Cox has also helped Good in coaching U17 at Spectrum and coaching with Xtereme and the New River Nets in numerous off-seasons.