We had been looking forward to this interview for a long time and our afternoon with former Cajuns assistant Tom Cox did not disappoint. Anytime you sit down for an interview and one of the first things you hear is “what i am about to say may be shocking to some of you…” you know it’s going to be a good day. Tom’s session was simply fantastic and was jammed packed with first hand information on the integration, the cajun’s fight against the NCAA as well as inside the locker room and on the court.
Tom Cox was more than Beryl’s number one assistant, he was an extension of Beryl himself as well as his right hand man in the trenches. As he spoke of the events that landed him the job in Lafayette it became obvious that fate itself had a large hand in bringing Tom to Cajun country and the landscape hasn’t been the same since. Yes, our session proved to be worth the wait in a major way.