2017 Beech Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Kenneth Cox Jr. ’99
Cross Country/Track and Field Head Coach, Birmingham-Southern College
As the head cross country, track and field coach at Birmingham-Southern College, Kenneth has achieved tremendous success. His accomplishments are many, including two-time conference coach and regional coach of the year, Second Vice President for the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, 5 individual national and 38 individual conference titles, 26 All-Americans, and 3 regional athletes of the year. In 2017 alone, the BSC Panthers received 27 all-region selections, 22 all-conference nods, 11 individual SAA titles, six national qualifiers, four All-American honors, two national titles, and a conference championship. The foundation for his success lies in his determination, discipline and faith.
Always an athlete, he competed on the men’s track and field team at The University of North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies in 1999. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
He resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife and 3 children. He begins his tenth season at BSC this fall. In all he does, he strives to embody the sentiments expressed in 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”
An official citation will be posted after the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.