Inducted in 2013
Sport(s) Played: Baseball
Honor: Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
The Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award is given to student-athletes who are juniors or above in academic standing with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. 2013 marked the second consecutive year Coleman Cox achieved this honor. Cox, a native of San Diego, held a perfect 4.0 GPA as an accounting major while manning the middle infield for the Oaks baseball team. He also spent four years on the Dean's List and earned Menlo College's Collis Steere Award, given to student-athletes with the highest cumulative GPA.
On the field, Cox helped the Oaks to a program-best 34-win season and an impressive 20-8 mark in NAIA West play. Cox started at shortstop in 48 of the Oaks 52 games, amassing a .301 batting average with 11 doubles, three home runs, 24 RBIs and 22 walks. In addition, he touched home plate 30 times and stole seven bases.
In four seasons at Menlo, Cox appeared in 386 games, batting .301 with 19 doubles, six home runs, 61 RBI and 10 stolen bases. The sure-handed shortstop also scored 59 runs and walked 55 times.