18U Team
Coach Mike Fox was drafted in the 3rd round out of high school by the San Francisco Giants where he played 2 years in the minor leagues before choosing to return to school at San Diego State where he was a 4 year starter at defensive back. Coach Fox later played 3 years of Professional Football in the USFL. He has been coaching softball since 1995 starting with his oldest daughter Kristie at the age of 10. In Coach Fox's coaching career he has been part of 4 National Championships Softball teams as well as finishing a 2nd and 3rd in 2010 and 2011. During this time 52 of his players have received scholarships to play softball which include his daughter Kristie who played at the University of Arizona and his daughter Kellie who is currently playing at UCLA. Coach Fox says “Sports have always been a huge part of my life and probably the most joy I have gotten out of all my accomplishments is coaching girls softball and helping to mold these young ladies and getting the them ready to move on to college.”

Coach Fox has had the opportunity to play for many successful coaches throughout his career including the likes of Marv Levy, Brian Billick, Claude Gilbert, and Doug Scovil. Coach Fox says “The one coach that had the most influence on me was Coach Steve Shafer, my defensive back coach at San Diego State, who went on to coach in the NFL. He focused on the fundamentals of the game and on building character. I have brought this approach to coaching softball. I focus on the fundamentals, proper mechanics, and doing the right things right. It takes repetition of the proper mechanics to develop the skills needed to take to the game and be successful. My coaches and I emphasize in every practice to respect yourself, respect the coaches, respect each other, and respect the game (CHARACTER). We teach and work on the FUNDAMENTALS of the game, we encourage good attitudes and great effort (WORK ETHICS), and we condition. Anybody that has come to our practices can see that we have built our foundation on attitude and effort, fundamentals, setting high expectations, doing the right things right, and making sure are players are physically and mentally conditioned!”