East Texas Baptist University

East Texas Baptist Tiger Athletics
One Tiger Drive Marshall, TX 75670
Division 3 Texas South
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Chad Cox

Chad Cox enters his third year as the head coach for the men's soccer team after being the assistant for four years. The ETBU alumnus was a two-sport lettermen playing men’s soccer and baseball in his time as a Tiger.

2021 COVID-19 Spring Season (3-6-1/3-4-0 ASC)

ASC Tournament (#4 seed East Division)

First time ETBU has made three straight ASC Tournaments in program history

ASC Player of the Week (Gunner Barry; Feb. 16 - East Defense)

Stunned rival LeTourneau, 2-1, in 2 OT win

5 players earn All-ASC awards

14 players earn ASC All-Academic team awards

2019 Season (7-11-0/6-5-0 ASC)

Cox helped ETBU to their second straight American Southwest Conference Tournament appearance finishing 6-5-0. ETBU was the #6 seed.

ASC Tournament (#6 seed)

First time ETBU has made back-to-back ASC Tournaments in program history

Second straight winning record in ASC

ASC Player of the Week (Max Ponticorvo - Sept. 3, Oct. 28)

Upset reigning ASC Champion UMHB, 2-1, in Belton

Shutout rival LeTourneau, 4-0, to end regular season

5 players earn All-ASC awards

1 All-ASC first-team selection (Travis Atkinson)

In his final season as the assistant coach in 2018, he helped guide ETBU to their best season in over 10 years. ETBU won their first-ever NCAA Division III post-season match in a 1-0 win over the Ozarks in the ASC Tournament. They also had a six-match unbeaten streak which was the longest since 2000.

About Coach Cox

Graduated from ETBU in 2012

Assistant boy’s and girl’s soccer coach at Palestine High School for two years (2014-15)

Served as a Math teacher

Palestine High School advanced to the University Interscholastic League 4A Regional Finals (2015) and 4A Areas (2014) in his two years

Led the girls’ soccer program to UIL 4A Bi-districts (2015) and 4A Areas (2014)

Married to ETBU head women's soccer coach Kristin Cox

Had their first son in February 2021

East Texas Baptist University (student-athlete)

Four-year letterman for ETBU

Earned All-ASC Honorable Mention as a senior defender

Played 59 matches in four seasons (2008-11) while starting in 47

Started all 18 matches in senior season

ETBU won 20 matches in four seasons

Best season came in 2008 going 7-7-3 and 6-5-2 in ASC

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Jordan Burke

Entering his second year as an assistant coach for Chad Cox is ETBU alumnus Jordan Burke. Burke comes to ETBU after being a soccer trainer for Galveston County Youth Soccer the past two years.

Burke was a part of the men’s soccer program from 2014-18 and helped the team to nine wins in 2016 which was the most in 10 years. The three-year captain was also a three-time All-ASC selection being named to the third team, twice, (2017, 2015) and was honorable mention in 2016. He started 63 games in his career and was the ASC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete nominee and on the Academic team three times.

He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science majoring in biology with a minor in Kinesiology. He is originally from League City, Texas.

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