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Carl Cox
Carl  Cox

Swimming & Diving 1976-1989 (Inducted 1997)


Carl D. Cox served as women's diving coach at GW for 13 years ('76-89) and as head coach of GW men's swimming and diving for 11 years ('78-89). During his many years at GW, Cox was one of the premier springboard diving coaches in the East. Two of his Colonials divers won all-America status, the late Anne Jordan in 1977 and Jeannie Dahnk in 1978 and '79. In addition, Dahnk earned trips to AIAW Diving Pre-qualifications in '80 and '81, and Stephanie Willim did the same as an AIAW and NCAA diver three times ('82-84).

Cox earned a master's degree in education and human development at GW in 1979. Previously, he graduated from the University of Maryland in 1976 with a bachelor of science. In addition to his Colonials coaching career, he also coached several National YMCA and National Junior Olympic champions prior to leaving the coaching profession to start his own photography business.

Cox and his wife, Betty, reside in Rockville, Md., where they are owners of Carl Cox Photography. He also is the stepfather of two daughters, Dawn and Kim.