SB: Fox begins action as USA JWNT assistant coach

June 16, 2017

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UTA softball coach Kristie Fox is set to continue to represent the Red, White and Blue once again as the USA Junior Women's National Team begins action towards the WBSC Junior Women's World Championship on July 24-30 in Clearwater, Fla. Fox is beginning her third year as an assistant coach on the national level.

"Team USA provides the opportunity for me to share my knowledge of the game internationally and also be surrounded by some of the greatest minds in the game," Fox said. "It is a wonderful opportunity to bounce ideas and constantly be talking about how to get the best out of your players. This week alone I have had the opportunity to listen to so many Gold medal olympians talk about this program and how it helped them skill wise but more importantly how it prepared them and shaped them into the amazing people they have become.

Beginning play with a five-game exhibition slate in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday at 5 p.m., the JWNT provides an opportunity for the players and coaching staff to continue to grow and work on the diamond.

The coaching staff is headed by Laura Berg, a four-time Olympian and head coach of Oregon State. Joining Fox as assistants are Trisha Ford (Head Coach, Fresno State), Lori Harrigan-Mack (Pitching Coach, College of Southern Nevada) and Natasha Watley (Director of Operations, Cal State-Northridge).

The experience gained from helping at the National Team level has been a piece that Fox has been able to bring back to UTA each year. The Mavs are coming off a 32-win season and their first trip to the postseason since 2003.



"As coaches we want our players to be continually learning and getting better," Fox said. "Working with this program is my way of continuing to learn and get better. I always leave with a new drill or new vocabulary and excitement to bring back to our program at UTA."

Completing her fifth season at the helm of the Mavericks, Fox is no stranger to competition at the highest level. Having won a national championship with Arizona, Fox was a member of the USA Elite Team and earned Gold in the 2006 College World Games in Taiwan.


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