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Quincyt Names New Football Coach

April 25, 1997

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) _ Defensive coordinator Brian Cox was promoted to head football coach of Quincy University on Thursday.

Cox, an assistant at Quincy for six years, replaces his former boss, Ron Taylor, who resigned April 1 after the team went 1-8 in its first season in Division II after a decade in Division III.

Athletic director Jim Naumovich said the search committee looked at applications from 30 candidates for the job and unanimously recommended Cox as their top choice.

A 1989 Western Illinois graduate, Cox was an assistant there, then served at Iowa Central Community College.

The native of Wichita, Kan., was an all-Gateway Conference defensive end at Western Illinois.

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