July 1, 2008


High Point Hires Cozart 


High Point has named Craig Cozart head coach.


A former associate head coach at UCF, Cozart was interim head coach for the Knights for the final 12 games of the 2008 campaign. He led UCF to an upset victory over No. 27 Tulane. The Knights compiled a record of 455-274 during his 12 years coaching at UCF, including five NCAA Tournament appearances and four conference championships.


Cozart was a player at UCF from 1993-96. During that time, the Knights made three NCAA Tournament appearances and won three conference titles. Cozart was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 45th round of the 1995 draft and in the 28th round by the San Francisco Giants in 1996. He chose to finish his education and begin coaching at UCF.


Cozart, 34, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from UCF in December of 1996. He and his wife, Michelle, have three sons: Caleb (7), Jacob (5) and Samuel (1).


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