Warriors Orange Peeler
A Newcastle junior, Coxon played for the Knights' President's Cup and reserve grade sides but could not break into the first grade side. Seeking first grade opportunities Coxon moved to the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1998. Over the next two years Coxon ended up making 39 first grade appearances in the NRL. However when the club merged withBalmain to form the Wests Tigers for the 2000 season and he was not required for the new team.
Coxon then moved across the Tasman to join the Auckland Warriors for the 2000 season. Coxon played 12 games for the Warriors. When he was not selected for the first grade side he played in the Bartercard Cup for the Hibiscus Coast Raiders. The club was sold at the end of the year and he was not re-signed by the new owners for the 2001 season. Instead, Coxon moved back to Newcastle, where he spent 2001 playing for the Knights' First Division side