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'Voice of the Golden Eagles' calling play-by-play for nearly 40 years

John Cox announced his first USM football game in 1978. Photo credit WDAM. John Cox announced his first USM football game in 1978. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Football is in the air at The University of Southern Mississippi, and that means there is a familiar voice "on the air" helping to guide fans through each Golden Eagles game.  

John Cox, the "Voice of the Golden Eagles," has been broadcasting USM gridiron games on the radio for nearly 40 years.

He has also called countless basketball and baseball games for the black and gold.

He first came to Hattiesburg from Ohio to play basketball for Southern Miss in the 1970's and decided to stay on to make the Hub City his home. 

"My dream was always to be a play-by-play announcer, to be a sports announcer, and when I got down here, so many people from faculty to staff to coaches all were so supportive and all, to my mind, went out of their way to make that dream come true," Cox said. 

You can hear Cox again Saturday night, as USM takes on Troy University at "The Rock." 

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