Former UNLV player C.J. Cox was named Recruiting Coordinator and Director of Player Personnel in January 2016 after having just completed his third year as graduate assistant coach for his alma mater. Cox spent the 2012 season as an undergraduate assistant at the school. A three-year letterwinner for the Rebels, he played on both sides of the ball during his career as he rushed for 420 total yards as a running back before moving to linebacker in 2011. The native of Garland, Texas, graduated from North Garland High School and earned his bachelor's degree from UNLV in political science.