Cox led his Lakers to a 35-1 overall record and the 2011 Division II national championship.
"The talent level in Division II basketball has never been higher, so coming out on top with a national title is a major coaching accomplishment. Dennis did a great job with his team this season as is most deserving of this honor," said Women's Division II Bulletin editor and publisher Gary Rubin. "The award dates back to 1993 and he joins a long list of distinguished winners. Along with Schelde North America, we are pleased to recognize him for his achievement and hard work."
"Winning a national title takes an outstanding effort from the first day of practice to the final buzzer in March," said Jim Peterson, president of Schelde North America, a leading basketball goal and equipment manufacturer. "Schelde North America is honored to partner with Women's Division II Bulletin to recognize Dennis Cox and all the top coaching talent in Division II college basketball."
Women's Division II Bulletin has named a Coach of the Year every season since 1993-94. Previous winners include:
1994 Luvina Buckley, San Bernardino
1995 Amy Ruley, North Dakota St.
1996 Jorge Hoehn, UC Davis
1997 Gene Roebuck, North Dakota
1998 Cindy Stein, Emporia St.
1999 Nancy Winstel, Northern Kentucky
2000 Cury Bailey, College of St. Rose
2001 Jay Sparks, Columbus State
2002 Paul Thomas, Cal Poly Pomona
2003 Aaron Johnston, South Dakota St.
2004 Darcie Vincent, California (Pa.)
2005 Ron McHenry, Washburn
2006 Dawn Plitzuweit, Grand Valley St.
2007 Joe Frager, So. Connecticut
2008 Sandra Rushing, Delta State
2009 Pam Gohl, Minnesota State
2010 Brandon Schneider, Emporia State
About Women's Division II Bulletin
Women's Division II Bulletin, founded in 1993, is the leading publication covering Division II women's basketball. It is published 14 times each season by GSR Communications based in Beaverton, Ore. The company also covers Division III men's and women's basketball as well as Division II men's basketball. www.smallcollegehoops.com.
About Schelde North America
Schelde North America is a leading manufacturer of premium quality basketball goals and equipment. The company is world-renowned for its SAM portable basketball goals, which are featured in top arenas and gyms in 111 countries. Schelde also provides competition sports equipment for volleyball, football, soccer, tennis and many other sports, as well as wall padding, scoring tables, seating, lighting and other gymnasium components. Schelde sports equipment is manufactured in the United States.