Tony is the son of a well-known Barbados journalist, Jimmy Cozier.
Cozier junior has been commentating and writing on West Indian cricket since 1958.
He studied journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa.
Tony played hockey as a goalkeeper for Barbados and cricket as an opening batsman and wicketkeeper for two Barbados clubs, Wanderers and Carlton.
His first Test commentary on radio was on West Indies v Australia in 1965 and the following year he made his TMS debut at Headingley.