Lee Cox
Lee Cox
Title: Assistant Wrestling Coach

Lee Cox joined the UC wrestling staff in 2001.

Cox is an underwater archaeologist by training, having received a B.A. in Archaeology from Duke University and an M.A. from East Carolina University in Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology. In 1989, Mr. Cox established the consulting firm Dolan Research, Inc. which is now one of the leading maritime archaeological consulting firms in the country. His firm has conducted several hundred underwater archaeological investigations in 24 states (including Hawaii), Azore Islands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Ever since his high school years at Episcopal Academy, Lee has been activity involved with the sport of wrestling. While at Episcopal, Lee was a two-time National Prep School runner-up and a Pennsylvania Private School State Champion. He continued his wrestling career at Duke, where he was a three-year starter for the Division I Blue Devils. 

After finishing graduate school in North Carolina, Cox returned to Philadelphia, initially working as an underwater archaeologist at the Philadelphia Maritime Museum. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Episcopal, serving at the school from 1985-1993. During his time at Episcopal the team won two Inter-Ac Championships and three of his wrestlers were crowned National Prep School Champions. 

After several years away from the sport, head coach Bill Racich, a long time personal friend and Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Rugby Club teammate, offered Cox a chance to join his staff at UC in 2001. In addition to his friendship with Racich, Lee has another strong connection with UC wrestling. His father, Dr. James Cox, was the captain of the 1949 team at Ursinus and was the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) Champion at 142 and named the conference’s Outstanding Wrestler that year. James Cox was inducted into UC Hall of Fame in 2002.

Since Cox joined the staff at UC in 2001, UC has won five Centennial Conference championships, produced eight NCAA All Americans and twenty-nine NCAA Scholar All Americans.