Dave Cox is in his first year as Salve Regina's head athletic
trainer, after serving four years as an assistant athletic trainer
at Wheaton College. Cox brings a wealth of experience to the
school, including two years as assistant athletic trainer at Alfred
University in Alfred, N.Y., and most recently as head athletic
trainer for Oliver Ames High School in North Easton, Mass.
At Wheaton, Cox primarily worked with women's soccer and basketball, baseball, softball, and men's tennis. As the coordinator for the Lyons' athletic mentors, he also served on a task force for eating disorders.
At Alfred, Cox primarily worked with women's soccer, men's and women's swimming & diving, and men's lacrosse. He was also an instructor in an athletic training education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Prior to his employment at Alfred, Cox was a graduate assistant athletic trainer from July 2001 to June 2003 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He worked with 17 athletic programs at nearby Hixson High School during his first year with Chattanooga before serving as the athletic trainer for intramural and club sports at Chattanooga in 2002-03.
From August 1999 to May 2001, Cox was an athletic training student at Florida State University in Tallahassee. During that time, he was the head student athletic trainer for tennis and worked heavily with track & field, five additional varsity sports and three club sports teams.
After receiving an associate's degree in exercise science from Santa Fe Community College in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida, in 1998, Cox earned a degree in sports medicine from Florida State in 2001. In 2004, Cox completed his master's degree in athletic training at Chattanooga.