Andy  Cox

46Andy Cox


Bartlett, Tenn.

High School:
St. Benedict HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 185


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  • Named to 2014 Gregg Olson Award Watch List-"Breakout Player of the Year"
  • Named to 2014 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Watch List

2015 - JUNIOR

  • Cox appeared in 21 games for the Vols in 2015, going 3-3 with a 3.36 ERA, three saves and 63 strikeouts through 67.0 innings of work.
  • Received a no-decision after tossing four strikeouts and allowing one hit through 3.0 innings of work versus Arkansas in the SEC Tournament (May 19).
  • Registered his third win of the season, throwing six strikeouts in 7.0 innings, against Mississippi State (May 14).
  • Earned his second win of the season after tossing six strikeouts in 7.0 innings during the series opener at Arkansas (May 8).
  • Recorded his fourth start of the year, throwing 6.2 innings against Texas A&M on May 1.
  • Charged with his third after pitching 5.2 innings, striking out six and allowing three runs on five hits in the series opener against South Carolina (April 24).
  • Pitched 7.0 innings in his second start of the season, throwing six strikeouts and allowing five runs on eight hits at Kentucky for his second loss (April 16).
  • Earned his first win in his first start of the season on April 9, throwing eight strikeouts and giving up two runs on six hits in Tennessee's 5-2 win over Missouri.
  • Notched his second save of the season after tossing 3.2 innings and one strike, allowing one run on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch in Tennessee's 6-3 win against Ole Miss (April 04).
  • Tallied seven strikeouts along with a walk and two hits in 3.2 innings in the Vols 9-5 win at Vanderbilt (March 28).
  • Recorded one strike out in 1.0 inning after allowing one hit, a walk, and a wild pitch against Cincinnati (March 25).
  • Struck out one batter and gave up five runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batter during 1.2 innings in the final game against Georgia (March 21).
  • Dealt no walks and no hits in 0.2 inning of play against Georgia (March 20).
  • Pitched 1.1 innings, permitting one walk and one hit, in the game against Austin Peay (March 17).
  • Threw 1.2 innings, two strike outs and a wild pitch, giving up two runs and two hits in the loss at Florida, (March 15).
  • Tossed 0.1 inning in the series opener against Florida, allowing one run on two hits (3/13).
  • Allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in 0.1 inning pitched during the Vols loss to Morehead State (March 11).
  • Recorded his second save of the season after throwing four strike outs in three innings in the series finale win against Grand Canyon (March 08).
  • Pitched 1.1 innings and four strike outs in the win against Grand Canyon, notching his first save of the season (March 06).
  • Was charged with the loss after allowing one unearned run on four hits and one strikeout over 2.0 innings pitched at UC Irvine (Feb. 27).
  • Was charged with the loss after allowing one unearned run on four hits and one strikeout over 2.0 innings pitched at UC Irvine (Feb. 27).
  • Tossed 1.0 shutout inning and recorded one strikeout during a 4-1 victory at Belmont (Feb. 25).
  • Tossed 2.2 innings allowing one run on two hits and recorded two strikeouts during his 2015 debut at Florida International (Feb. 15).


  • Made 27 appearances, including six starts, collecting a 5-1 record with a 2.44 ERA and two saves through 77.1 innings of work.
  • Led the Volunteer pitching staff with 70 strikeouts on the season, while his 27 appearances were also tops among club pitchers. Cox's five wins also tied for most on the team with senior Nick Williams (5-5).
  • Posted a team-best 2.44 ERA (21ER/77.1IP), which led Vol starting pitchers in 2014.
  • Got the starting nod against Appalachian State (Feb. 19), tossing 4.0 innings on a pitch count and allowing just two hits to earn the win.
  • Tossed 5.1 innings of no-hit ball out of the bullpen, striking out a career-best five against No. 29 UNLV on Feb. 22.
  • Appeared in seven consecutive games from March 4-March 11, allowing only one run through 7.0 innings.
  • Tossed 6.2 shutout innings out of the bullpen, striking out a career-best eight against Quinnipiac on March 3.
  • Recorded his first save of the 2014 campaign on March 9 at Arizona State, tossing 2.0 shutout innings on just seven pitches.
  • Recorded his second save only two days later on March 11 at MTSU, closing out the bottom of the ninth with three strikeouts.
  • Tossed 3.1 shutout innings, while recording two strikeouts, to pick up his third win of the season in the first game of the doubleheader at Missouri (March 15).
  • Posted 3.1 shutout innings, while recording an five strikeouts at South Carolina (March 28).
  • Threw 5.1 innings in two games against Vanderbilt (April 4&6) allowing one unearned run and one hit, while striking out five.
  • Tossed 3.0 shutout innings allowing only one hit and striking out two at Georgia (April 10).
  • Carried a no-hitter through 7.0 innings while fanning seven batters to lead the Vols to a 5-1 win over Kentucky (May 3).
  • Recorded a career-high nine strikeouts in his start at Mississippi State (May 11), allowing three runs on four hits over 6.0 innings pitched.
  • Threw 1.0 inning of relief with two strikeouts in his final relief appearance of the season against Florida (May 15), retiring all three batters faced in the outing.


  • Tied for a team-high 21 appearances, including six starts, going 2-2 with a 5.29 ERA over 47.2 innings pitched.
  • Finished his first year at Rocky Top with a .288 batting average against and 31 strikeouts.
  • Picked up the win in his collegiate debut, allowing two earned runs over four innings as the Vols beat UNLV, 8-3, in a seven-inning game on Feb. 16.
  • Suffered his first loss after allowing four runs on six hits while striking out four in 4.1 innings against No. 20 Arizona State on Feb. 24.
  • Posted a scoreless inning of relief in a 12-4 win over Alcorn State on March 10.
  • Fired 4.0 shutout innings, allowing just four hits, as UT defeated Western Kentucky, 5-4, in extra innings on March 13.
  • Recorded his first save after going 2.1 innings, giving up no runs or hits while striking out three as the Vols defeated Virginia Tech, 5-4, on Apr. 16.


  • Graduated from Saint Benedict at Auburndale High School where he was coached by Steve Hines.
  • Named to the 2012 Rawlings Southeast Region Team.
  • Also tabbed a 2011 Underclass Honorable Mention All-American by Perfect Game.
  • Was selected as SBA's team captain and top pitcher as a senior in 2012.
  • Was 5-2 on the mound as a senior en route to earning 2012 All-Metro Team honors from the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
  • As a junior, went 4-2 with a 2.34 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched.
  • Listed as a Top 1000 recruit and the 16th-best prospect in Tennessee by Perfect Game.


  • Full name is Joseph Andrew Cox
  • Born Oct. 23, 1993
  • Son of Jeff and Lisa Cox
  • Has one sibling, Aaron
  • Plans to major in Sport Management
  • Recipient of the Charles A. Carpenter Family Athletic Scholarship


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