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 first year as the head coach for the men's soccer team after being the assistant the past four years. The ETBU alumnus was a two-sport lettermen playing men’s soccer and baseball.

This past season, 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.

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David Jackson

Joining the East Texas Baptist University men’s soccer staff as the new assistant coach is former player David Jackson. He is taking over the role that Chad Cox left in November stepping into the head coaching position. Jackson comes to the position after spending the past two years as graduate assistant at ETBU.

“I could not be more excited about bringing David on board full time," said Cox. “David is a young man of high character, incredible work ethic, and a true passion for the game of soccer. More importantly, he has a strong love for the Christ-Centered athletic programs here at ETBU, and will do a great job serving as a role-model for the young men in this program. David has been extremely dedicated to our family and over the past few years been a key contributor to the success and growth on and off the field of our program. As an alumni and past-coworker, I am thrilled to see David take the next steps in his career and continue his growth and development.”

A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Jackson brings years of great experience on the field for the Tigers, which includes playing in 55 matches and leading the team in scoring his senior season while playing through a broken leg. Jackson earned a Bachelor Degree of Science in Kinesiology-Wellness Management in 2017, and will be complete his Master’s in Education for Sports Leadership later in June.

Off the field, Jackson has also served in multiple service events around the community, as well as a mission trip to Nicaragua, as part of the ETBU Tiger Athletic Mission Experience in 2017. David also attends New Beginnings Baptist Church in Longview.

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