Tuesday Jun 9, 2015
WE ARE sad to report the passing of former player and manager, Harold Cox...
Harold was a former Nuneaton Borough centre half who joined Hughie Morrow’s incredibly successful Tamworth side from Lockheed to step into the space at the back left by the injured Charlie Coggins.
Previously with Kidderminster and Birmingham City, he played against Tamworth in the Final of the Birmingham Senior Cup for Harriers in 1965-66 and then faced his old club in the semi-final of the same competition in April 1969.
His debut was the final game of the 1966-67 season (27 May 1967) away at Cinderford Town in the West Midlands Premier League.
He was ever-present the following season, 1967-68 (57 apps), took over as captain when Ron Sims got injured midway through the season and won Player of the Year.
He was nearly ever-present during 1968-69 (59 apps) and played 19 times during 1969-70 - his third and final season with the club.
Total Playing record - P: 136, Non Playing Sub: 9, Goals: 3
He went back to Aggborough to manage Kidderminster, but returned to The Lamb in 1972-73, replacing Tony Foster as first-team boss and took the helm for 109 games until February 1973 when he was replaced by Gordon Dougall after a self-critical appraisal of his own performance left him with the toughest of personal decisions to make and nothing but the respect of the Tamworth fans and board of directors alike.
The thoughts of everyone here at Tamworth Football Club go out to his family and friends at this sad time.
His funeral will take place on June 19th. You are welcome at Sutton Crematorium at 3.30pm and also afterwards in the Sponsors' Lounge here at The Lamb.