Cox’s EAF program to take participants to Penn State game
Educated Athletes First is providing another college tour experience and stepping up its game at that.
EAF, the nonprofit venture of former Jeannette star athlete Demetrious Cox and his father, Dorsey, designed to help aspiring athletes and their parents along the path to college-level sports and academics, will hit the road Saturday.
The destination? State College to watch Penn State play host to Purdue.
Demetrius Cox, a recent defensive back with the Cincinnati Bengals and a Michigan State grad, hopes his business will provide guidance to wide-eyed athletes who sign up for his program.
“We want them to get the Nittany Lion experience in the notorious Beaver Stadium atmosphere,” said Dorsey Cox, the Executive Director of EAF.
He said Penn State assistant and former Gateway head coach Terry Smith was instrumental in getting EAF into the game.
“Coach Smith is giving EAF’s participants an experience to remember and maybe spark some fire in these young athletes that inspire them to play on,” Dorsey Cox said.
In April, EAF took a group of young athletes to Saint Vincent College. Bearcats players held their annual strongman competition to cap spring workouts. A cookout followed for the visitors.
EAF launched last winter and has partnered with the Jeannette School District for a study skills program. The program is not exclusive to Jeannette student-athletes.
Those interested in future campus tours, or information on EAF, can contact 714-873-3170.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .