On January 15th, we shared on social media that it was the 22 year anniversary of the West Canaan Coyotes District Championship win. That got us wondering, what happened to Jonathan Moxon? We caught up to Mox, and he agreed to a brief interview from his home in Providence, Rhode Island.
Texas High School Football Interview with Jonathan “Mox” Moxon
TXHSFB: “Mox, it is great to hear from you! What have you been up to since you won the big game and went on to Brown?”
Mox: “I never played football again.”
TXHSFB: “Yes, we know that. That was mentioned in the last minute of the documentary on your team titled, “Varsity Blues…So you went to Brown in Rhode Island. You never got the itch to play football there for the Brown Bears?
Mox: “I don’t want your life!”
TXHSFB: “My life? I am just a reporter….you know what, fair enough, seems like a sore subject for you, let’s move on. So you went to Brown, what did you do after that?”
Mox: “Jules and I got married and stayed in the Rhode Island area.”
TXHSFB: “That is great! What was your wedding like?”
Mox: “We just went to a local courthouse back in 2000. I still remember my vows.
TXHSFB: “What were your vows?”
Mox: “My vows were: Now, we go out there and we half-ass it because we’re scared, all we’re left with is an excuse. We’re always gonna wonder. But we go out there and we give it absolutely everything…that’s heroic. Let’s be heroes!”
TXHSFB:” That speech sounds familiar. Were any of your former teammates there?”
Mox: “Billy Bob and Tweeder were my co-best men. Billy Bob cried, because, well, he’s a bit of a crier. And Tweeder drank beers because, well, Tweeder drinks beers.”
He added, “and Ms. Davis made the dress for Jules, she makes dresses during the summer.”
TXHSFB: “Mrs. Davis? Well, it does seem she was always looking for extra ways to earn money.”
Mox: “It it a shame she never won Teacher of the Year. The things she did for her students…”
TXHSFB: “Moving on….So, you are married and in the Rhode Island area. Do you have any kids?”
Mox: “We have one boy and one girl, named Lance and Darcey.”
TXHSFB: “You named your kids after Lance and Darcey?”
Mox: “Yes. Jules was reluctant to go with the name Darcey because once in high school Darcey came over and she put on a whip……”
TXHSFB: “Woah, WOAH! Gotta stop your story right there, we have a lot of under 18 year olds that will read this interview.”
Mox: “Sorry. Well, I just reminded Jules that Darcey was pretty sharp, she pulls A’s.”
TXHSFB: “We heard that is not all she….you know what, not appropriate. Moving on… Do you have any advice for all the high school football players in Texas out there?”
Mox: “In America, we have laws. Laws against killing, laws against stealing. And it is just accepted that as a member of American society, you will live by these laws. In Texas, there is another society which has its own laws. Football is a way of life.”
TXHSFB: “Thank you, that is inspiring. Thank you for taking a moment to let us catch up with you. Say hello to Jules for us.”
…he never spoke to a reporter again.