FORT WORTH, TX – Texas Wesleyan University Head Football Coach Joe Prud’homme announced today the hiring of two assistant coaches. Kyle Cox joins the Rams from TCU where he served as a Graduate Assistant while Quincy Butler moves into a fulltime position coaching the Rams’ secondary.
“I’m really excited with the addition of Quincy and Kyle to our coaching staff,” Prud’homme said. “They both share our vision of what we are building and where we plan to take the program.”
Butler was a 1st-team All-Mountain West Conference cornerback at TCU who went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams, and the New Orleans Saints. At TCU, he was twice named Conference Defensive Player of the Week and holds the school record for longest interception return for a touchdown at 99 yards. In addition, he was an All-American in Indoor Track & Field (4x100m relay) and set a Mountain West Conference record in the indoor 4x400m relay and a Conference USA record in the outdoor 4x400m.
Prud’homme spoke about Butler’s tenacious enthusiasm and passion for the game. “Quincy has excellent knowledge, energy and a passion for getting better every day. He called me the day that I was announced as the head coach, offered to volunteer and said he was ‘ready to help me build it’. I told him that I would call him back, and after forty-eight hours he called me again to make sure that I didn’t forget about him. He sold me at that point. His enthusiasm has translated into a tireless recruiter and worker. He’s also a great technician and has the experience of playing on the big stage.”
Cox spent four seasons at TCU, serving the last two as a Graduate Assistant Coach with the offense. He will serve Prud’homme as Wide Receivers Coach and Passing Game Coordinator. During his tenure with the Horned Frogs, TCU’s offense broke over 30 school records, won a Big 12 Championship (2014), the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (2014), the Valero Alamo Bowl (2015), and ranked in the top-five for both scoring offense and total offense each year.
“Kyle is a tireless worker and is very sharp,” Prud’homme said. “He worked his way up through the system at TCU and was given a great recommendation by Doug Meacham (former co-Offensive Coordinator at TCU). Kyle’s knowledge and experience of working with a great staff at TCU was very impressive as well as his desire to help build the program. We are fortunate to add these two gentlemen and are expecting great things from them.”
At TCU, Cox coached a variety of positions including Receivers, Offensive Line, Tight Ends, Fullbacks, Running Backs, and Special Teams. He coached seven All-Big 12 players, one All-American, and five NFL Draft picks including Washington Redskins’ 1st-round draft pick Josh Doctson.
Texas Wesleyan is making its return to the football field after a 75-year hiatus. Ram fans will be able to get an early look at the team at the Spring Blue and Gold game on April 22. The season kicks off at McPherson College (KS) on September 2. The home opener is scheduled for September 9, when the Rams welcome Millsaps College (MS) to Fort Worth.