I first played on a full size snooker table when I was 12 and went on to score a hundred in practice at 14 with a 100 break in a match at 16 years of age. My first 147 was at 16 in practice on my own with my highest break in competition currently standing at 145.
From the ages of 17 to 20 I learnt a lot about the game, and particularly the coaching side from top coach Derek Hill - so a big thank you to him for helping me on my way.
During 1998, and after quite a lot of successful casual coaching at the Boston Snooker Centre, I decided to look further into obtaining a WSA Coaching Qualification.
I had to undergo both written and practical exams, with the practical exam being held at Stoke On Trent in front of 3 judges, one of whom was 6 times world champion Ray Reardon MBE - the chairman of the WSA coaching committee at that time. I followed that up in February 1999 by attending a WSA coaching scheme training day at Stoke on Trent. I subsequently passed all criteria needed to obtain my qualification as an OFFICIAL WSA QUALIFIED SNOOKER COACH.
Then in 2007 I travelled to the Snooker Academy in Sheffield, and along with some other coaches to a seminar with Del Hill, where I then obtained my GRADE 'A' STATUS as a snooker coach.
IN 2016 i attended a Safeguarding and protecting children course run by Sports Coach UK.
Then during 2018 i underwent a 1st 4 sport practical snooker coaching exam in front of an examiner after completing coursework and assesments,
thus obtaining a 1st 4 Sport certificate in snooker coaching.
So over the years I feel I have earned my status as a coach, having studied the game of snooker in great depth and spent time learning and taking on board all the technical, mental and practice issues players have to contend with. In addition my coaching technique has produced a high degree of success, as can be seen by the testimonials from some of my current individual pupils.
In 2000 The late Steve Prest ( top coach )
and I were awarded the coaching position to coach the public and schools at the UK Snooker Championships in Bournemouth, and appeared on TV. The 2001 season saw me become the official coach for the World Ladies Snooker Tour.
In 2011, I qualified to represent the EASB Mens' England Team at the Home Internationals in Prestatyn, Wales and in 2014 I was coaching at the 'Cue Zone' in Sheffield for the World Championship. (Gallery here).
January 2015. 2016, 2017, 2018 and saw me as one of the lead 'Cue Zone' coaches appearing at the prestigious 'MASTERS' invitation only snooker event, I also undertook the Lead Coaching role during the first week at the 2015 and 2016 World Championships in Sheffield - snookers Premier event!
Between 2000 and 2020 countless titles have been won by the pupils I coach, and the level of winners has increased since I have been running "Kids Clubs" to improve the snooker abilities of the under 16's. (Here's is the website of one of my successful young pupils, where you can see his achievements.
As a professional snooker coach I am always delighted to help anyone with their game. It doesn't matter if you are new to the sport, a match player, or a veteran - if you need or want to improve your game, then please do contact me.
Although I still play league matches and the odd amateur event, my time is currently spent coaching and travelling to snooker clubs, peoples houses and other venues throughout the Surrey, Essex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire regions. I am now based in Surrey and am the resident coach at FRAMES SPORTS BAR in coulsdon, WOKING SNOOKER CLUB and RAYLEIGH LANES in Essex although i am happy to travel to the Counties further afield if have enough bookings, so please do feel free to contact me.
Please look around to find out more about Brian Cox Snooker.
Enjoy the website - and let's get together soon...