Mike was born to Kenneth and Margie Cox on February 22, 1949 in New Albany, Indiana. He attended Franklin College and Indiana University. Mike moved to Tucson in 1978, taught Biology, Coached and was an Administrator for Amphitheater Public Schools. In 1993, he married Judy, the Love of his Life. They moved to Alpine, Arizona in 2007 where he served as Principal/Superintendent for Alpine Elementary. Mike loved golfing, fishing, and his family and friends. He is survived by Judy, Jason & Denise Herman, Sandy & Jimmy Dearborn, Camryn 16, Sophie 12, Kali 10, and Connor 8. Mike is in heaven, golfing with his good buddy Ray.