Prof. Martin "Randy" Cox
Associate Professor of Instruction; Director of Individual Events
Dept. of Communication Studies, A1105
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1089
Randy Cox (Associate Professor of Instruction and Director of Texas Speech) is the administrative director and head coach of the Moody College Texas Speech Team. A founding member of UT's competitive speech team and a former national champion himself, his students have been graced with national titles at both the high school and collegiate levels, and have also been awarded national team titles including the NFL Bruno E. Jacob Trophy, the NCFL Masterson and Founders’ awards, National Forensic Association Division and Cumulative Titles, as well as six American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament team titles. Prof. Cox served previously as Co-Director of the team from 1991-1994 before serving for five years as Co-Director of forensics for Boston's Milton Academy, where he was a Diamond coach for the National Speech and Debate Association. Prof. Cox has been recognized by the Texas Speech Communication Association as the University Educator of the Year (2006), and also by the Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association in 2008. In 2013 he was awarded both the Moody College of Communication Teaching Excellence Award and the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Educator Award. He is a past President of the Texas Intercollegiate Forensics Association (TIFA) and past Executive Secretary of the Texas Speech Communication Association (TSCA), previous Chair of District 3 of the AFA-NIET serving the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, and one of the founders of the UT National Institute in Forensics established in 1994 to provide summer program opportunities for high school students involved in speech & debate.