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Cox, Bill


Storyteller and Oral Historian

Bill Cox is a current resident of Ruston, Louisiana who enjoys telling stories and oral histories. Until 1996 he worked as the Director of Athletic Facilities at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, where he also received his degree.

He is a member of the Ruston Rotary Club in which he is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He is a recipient of the Robert E. Russ Award, Bill Best Humanitarian Award, Outstanding Lincoln Parish Schools Volunteer, Betty Robbins Volunteer of the Year Award/Junior Auxiliary with many awards during his time working at Tech in the Athletic Department.
One of his great loves is entertaining groups with his "slight-of-hand" tricks, card tricks and all the while punctuatiing the tricks with humorous stories--some true, some ficticious.  Mr. Cox has spoken at the Senior Citizens' Expo for Lincoln Parish using his humorous stories.  He entertains at many school functions, church functions and civic club functions, personal parties and athletic teams' functions.  For years, while he worked at Tech he helped with football recruiting by doing both the cooking and then entertaining the athletes with his stories and card tricks.
   Mr. Cox was raised in Smackover, Arkansas, came to Louisiana Tech and never left after he graduated.  His love for this area is great.

Updated December 1, 2016 by Natchitoches-NSU Louisiana Folklife Center Staff