Brady Cox

Former Maverick standout Brady Cox enters his first season as assistant coach for UTA baseball. Cox was hired in August of 2020.

Cox made an immediate impact as the pitching coach in 2021 for the Mavericks. Friday night starter Carlos Tavera had a record-breaking season as he struck out a program-best 117 batters en route to a 1st Team All-Sun Belt selection and ABCA/Rawlings 2nd Team Central All-Region. Tavera, along with closer Tanner King, combined for an 11-inning no hitter against Little Rock - the first for the Mavericks in 38 years, longest in program history, and just the second to occur at Clay Gould Ballpark. As a pitching staff, the Mavericks shattered the single-season strikeout record by over 20, finishing the season with 485 strikeouts.

Cox, drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 36th round of the 2017 draft, spent three seasons in the Royals organization. He made 141 at-bats, finishing with three home runs and 18 RBI for the Arizona League Royals and Idaho Falls Chukars. In his final season in Idaho Falls, Cox appeared in 18 games on the mound, finishing with a 3.72 ERA.

Cox spent four seasons with the Mavericks (2014-17). He had a breakout season during his junior campaign. After leading the team in average (.365), hits (81) and on-base percentage (.427), Cox was named a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation’s top catcher. He was also named First-Team All-Sun Belt and Preseason All-Sun Belt the following season.