Phil Cox, principal of Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, has been inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, according to the Middlesboro (Kentucky) Daily News.
The newspaper reported that Cox, a high school basketball legend, was one of 19 inductees in the 2017 class.
Cox was a standout at Loyall Elementary School, where he played for Hall of Fame member Billy Hicks, and he earned all-state honors by the time he was a junior at Cawood High School, where he averaged 35 points a game, the Daily News said. He was Mr. Basketball in Kentucky as a senior and was, at the time, the all-time leading scorer in Harlan County, with 2,401 points.
The newspaper said Cox was a four-year starter at Vanderbilt University, setting the school scoring record by the time he graduated, and he was later the head coach at Lincoln Memorial University.
Learn more in this story published July 14 by the Middlesboro Daily News.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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