Erik J. Cox began his second stint in the Lamar University Media Relations Department in May of 2010 after serving as Assistant SID from 1996-2002. In April of 2012, Cox assumed the role of Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations.
Cox will serve as the primary contact for football, men's basketball and men's and women's golf. Additionally, Cox oversees the athletic media relations department and manages the publicity efforts for the Cardinals' 17 intercollegiate athletic programs.
During his previous tenure at Lamar, Cox served as the primary contact for women's basketball, volleyball, track and field and tennis. Prior to coming to Lamar in 1996, Cox worked in the Northwestern State Sports Information Office as a graduate assistant under Doug Ireland.
Cox has a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from the Louisiana Scholars' College and a master's of education in sports administration from Northwestern State. Cox and his wife Maryalyce, a former standout on the Northwestern State track team, are the proud parents of Sydney and Kaleb.