BC: Kill We Play for Food Block Intensity Play With Heart Serve Receive In the Gym Jump Set Courage to Conquer Time Out Win Queen of the Court Tip Saddle Up Road Trip Attack Game Point Teamwork Semper Fi Assist Hit the Floor Champions Play with Passion | Dig Jump Serve Volleyball No Pain No Gain Sideout Ace Coach Make It Meaningful Play to Win, Don't Play not to Lose
FC: Faith Christian Varsity Volleyball Coach 2000-2011
1: First State Championship
2: Brooke Hancock Mrs Fox has to be the most influential coach I have ever had. She always pushed me to do better even though sometimes I had no clue what was going on. I think that the biggest lesson that Mrs. Fox taught me was to never give up and that no matter what you think, there is always room for improvement. I am going to miss Mrs. Fox a bunch! She always cares about every single one of her team members in a way that can't help but make you feel loved. I am so thankful that I was blessed to play under Mrs. Fox before she left. I hope she has fun coaching the elementary team! :)) Love you Mrs. Fox!
3: Rachel Teat I am thankful for Mrs Fox for always pushing us to do our best and to strive for excellence. She was great at bringing the team together and creating community on and off the court. Thank you Mrs Fox for being so dedicated and inspiring the rest of us to be also! I am currently living in Indianapolis, in my second year of medical school, and loving it! | Aimee Jung I am thankful for Mrs. Fox and her caring. She was a very special coach to me, and i will always remember her love that she showed to everyone. Thank you so much and she will be always in my prayer. I miss her!!
4: Amy Cavenaile My favorite volleyball memory is summer volleyball camps. I never wanted to play volleyball, but Coach Fox wouldn’t stop nagging me! So, I finally decided to play as a sixth or seventh grader, and I loved it. I’m really glad she never stopped bugging me about playing, because now it’s a big part of my life. When I moved to Fort Wayne, volleyball was the means through which I met my best friends, and I’ve experienced a similar situation at Ball State. It’s weird to think about, but my life would be extremely different without volleyball. I learned a lot from Coach Fox just by spending time around her on and off the volleyball court. She and her entire family welcomed me in as one of their own, and that in and of itself showed me the love of Christ. (Honestly, I am so thankful for your entire family!) I am a sophomore Journalism Graphics major at Ball State University. I also work part time as a designer for Cardinal Communications (a student-run PR organization that works with real-world clients), and I play volleyball at least once a week with a group of girls from my small group.
5: Kayla Girtz Favorite volleyball memory: Playing Kum-Cha before every game our senior year. Volleyball lesson from Coach Fox: Reach! Spiritual/Life lesson from Coach Fox: While being a volleyball player for Coach Fox I learned a lot about what a team looks like, how to work together as a team, and how to encourage each other. Looking back on the team I played with, I will forever cherish the way we got along, loved each other, and supported each other on and off the court. I don't think a lot of that would have be the same had we not had a coach constantly encouraging us towards those things. What I'm doing now: Sophomore at Cedarville University, Early Childhood Education Married? Someday...Kids? eventually but first I have to be able to say yes to the married question Playing in college? hopefully next year I will be on the JV team at Cedarville...I'm going to try out. (you dont' have to put that in the book hehe) Where are you living? Cedarville, OH Activities you participate in? Intramural indoor volleyball (co-ed and girls only), intramural sand volleyball, singer on chapel band, OneVoice Gospel Choir, Big Brother Big Sister program, Photography! Church? APEX Community Church of Dayton, OH Still involved in volleyball? I still love it very very much!!! And can't wait to see if God has me to play JV next year for Cedarville. Also the intramural volleyball program at Cedarville has allowed me to keep playing which has been a lot of fun .
6: It was always my dream to be coached by Mrs. Fox and be on the varsity team of Faith Christian. Since I had lived in Mexico most of my life and had very little experience playing volleyball, I never thought that I would actually get the chance to be coached by her. But, since Mrs. Fox is the coolest person ever... she encouraged me to prepare myself in Mexico for my senior year in Indiana... in hopes that I would make the varsity volleyball team. Even though I had no experience or knowledge about the game, Mrs. Fox patiently taught me and got me to where I could actually go in and play in a game with out someone telling me exactly what to do next. I would like to thank her for giving me that chance.... she taught me to never give up. she also impacted me by the way that she was genuinely concerned about each and every one of our spiritual lives. I love her!!!!!!! | Natalie Hornbrook
7: Joy Douglas -My favorite volleyball memory was being the assistant coach with Mrs. Fox and being there when they won state for the first time! - Losing is NOT an option. - Stay consistent with your devotions and focus on your relationship with God and everything else will fall into place. I currently work as an Outpatient Case Manager for Wabash Valley Alliance & I'm a photographer in the evenings/weekends. Getting married Oct 29 & moving to Alabama early next year & then eventually we'll be settling down in California. I play for a volleyball league at Performance Point & attend Clear River Church in Lafayette.
8: Sonnie Brand My favorite memory was winning state or some of the tournaments we won sophomore year when my sister was there that were really close and high intensity! Coach taught me that consistency is key. Leave it all on the floor! Being a Godly leader for other younger girls ...discipleship. I'm doing an internship at Purdue for dietetics. I've finished my four years of schooling, and after I complete this internship I will be looking for a job! I'm still living in Lafayette and go to Faith where i can get involved in the college ministry. I play sand volleyball in the summer with friends quite a few times which i always love!
9: Mary Miracle I cherish the plethora of memories made while playing volleyball at FCS. The highlight of these years was Coach Fox's arrival my junior year. It was really special to experience the transformation from being a team that previously never had a winning season, to one that became a state contender by the time I graduated. Even though I was not a member of a state championship team, I shared in the celebration because I knew that it was the result of the dedication and work that Coach Fox had placed into the program from day one. | Coach Fox taught me that "being sweet" is not an asset in volleyball. I found that I became a better volleyball player after I learned to be more aggressive and vocal on the court. Differentiating between being nice and being competitive without compromising a Christian testimony was the greatest lesson I learned from Coach Fox. Coach Fox always exemplified the command of Colossians 3:23. She encouraged us to work with all of our hearts; this encouragement was delivered not only verbally, but also (and most powerfully) by her example. After I graduated with my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue, I moved to Louisville, Kentucky. I met my wonderful husband, Dan, in Louisville and we recently celebrated our first year of marriage. I still enjoy volleyball and play in sand and indoor leagues.
10: Casey Yelfimov 1.Favorite memory: I loved the long, late bus rides. They were the best times to get to know each other better, classmates and coaches. 2. Coach Fox taught me to do all things to the best of my ability and for God's glory, never give up, work hard, and have fun. 3. I always admired how Coach Fox pushed us both physically and spiritually. I truly looked up to her as a coach and as a great example of a godly mom, wife, and coach. 4. My husband Daniel and I live in Rochester, MN where I work at a center for Autism, and Daniel is a resident at Mayo clinic. This last year I played in a sand volleyball league with several of my co-workers. We may not have won very many games (reminiscent of my high school games...haha), but we had a lot of fun. Thanks for all the great times and for having faith in us that first year of coaching. I loved my senior year of volleyball. Also, thanks for Mr. Fox for helping too. They make a pretty great team :).
11: Lindsey Grass 1.What is your favorite volleyball memory at Faith? Winning state of course! Oh, and beating Heritage Hall :) 2. What volleyball lesson did coach Fox teach you the most? Turning hips and follow through in order to hit line playing backside 3. What life/spiritual lessons did coach Fox teach you? To be the best I can be in everything I do and to give God all the glory so I can be a godly example to others around me. 4. What are you up to now? Finishing up Exercise Science at Bethel College in December 2011. Will start working at Memorial Hospital in South Bend in Cardiology. Attend Grace Church of Granger and love it!
12: Allison Grass Mrs fox made me like Volleyball I remember when I started in fifth grade I was not too happy about having to play. However, she made it fun and I ended up loving it. | She continued to push me to be the best player I could. She never gave up on me, no matter how many times it took for me To get it right. I've had a great time playing for her, and I will miss playing for her next year.
13: Grace Cadwallader I am thankful for Mrs. Fox and for her leadership skills! I remember being taught from her that no matter what, always do your best and to never give up! She has a love for the game that is truly inspiring. God bless you, Mrs. Fox! My husband and I, along with our two sons, currently live just south of Atlanta.
14: Betsy DeSutter My favorite volleyball memory at Faith was my entire senior year!! I seriously cannot pick one memory because the entire season was awesome!!! The volleyball lesson that coach taught me the most was how to roll and how to communicate! If you were going to get the ball, you had better say MINE! Coach Fox taught me how important it is to put Jesus first in my life. Even though volleyball was a huge part of our daily lives, coach constantly taught us how to prioritize our walk with God. I am married and we live in San Francisco, California! Andrew and I attend Cornerstone Christian Church; they have an amazing worship team and a great pastoral staff! I am currently working in production for Old Navy.
15: Jordan Blickenstaff My favorite volleyball memory at Faith was kind of a general one-winning. We hadn't had a winning season ever in FCS history till my sophomore year...and it was nice to be on the other side of the scoreboard. My senior year we won several tournaments - the first ever for the program. She turned the FCS into a winning program. And it was great to be a part of that transition. Volleyball lesson I learned the most - that is a hard question to answer. I grew so much as a player through her lessons in technique and strategy. I think the biggest things I learned from both Fox coaches was the role of the setter as the quarterback of the team. She has to get the ball where it needs to go and at the right time. She has to a leader and communicate the plan to the team. And I'm honored to have been able to be one of your setters:) Life lessons - Coach, you challenged me in so many ways, probably more as a girl than as a player. You challenged me to be a leader in word adn deed. I was definitely not the most athletic player on the team....many could run faster, jump higher and had more natural skill. But you taught me to bring my best everyday, and helped me to step up as a vocal leader. And you never let me give up on my serve - even though it eluded me year after year. Right now, I am happily married to a wonderful godly man named Kenny. I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's in Nursing, and now work as an Emergency Room nurse in Lafayette, IN. I get to use the mental strength volleyball gave me in the ER everyday. It's intense and requires quick-thinking like volleyball, just in a different environment. My husband and I attend Faith Christian Church, and we help out with high school wrestling from his high school.
16: Lacy Dietrick 1. The whole season! I had so much fun:) My absolute favorite game was against university winning in five! I loved getting a chance to bond as a team and serve food at the homeless shelter. Coach Fox is a awesome coach and I enjoyed playing for her this year. 2. To set the hitters right hand! 3. After serving at homeless shelter she talked about how we should be grateful for what we have. Also to make everything meaningful! 4. junior in high school:)
17: Whitni Ann Borgman My favorite memory was coming back at University after losing two games and winning:) it was super close but so exciting...that and all the little comments and jokes she tells me when I sit next to her:) Coach Fox taught me that even though I might not have gotten to play as much that just learning the plays and being on varsity will really help me next year. She really impacted my life when she gave her bible lesson on being careful on your decisions (especially with boys) it really hit home with me for some reason and it meant a lot to me that she was loves us enough to actually talk about it. I'm on her team right now, I have always wanted to play for her since I came to faith, like it's really been my dream and I'm glad I could make varsity for her final year.
19: Mom, I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to be coached by you for all these years. I have learned so much from you. Ever since I was a little girl I was surrounded by volleyball all the time. I hated it at first, but soon enough I grew to love the game. I still remember playing volleyball out in the yard at our old house as a family. It was then that I first began to love volleyball. As I grew older, I got the chance to watch you coach your teams from my vantage point as the stat girl/water girl. All your teams looked up to you as a coach and as a godly example they could follow. I could tell that you genuinely cared about each girl on your team, not just as a player, but as an individual. Then, in eighth grade, I finally got to play for you, and i was so excited. I didn't get to play a lot that year, but I learned some valuable lessons that would help me later. Some of my favorite memories are the long rides in the van, the Maranatha tournament, winning state, running the volleyball clinic for Vision of Hope, and bringing food to the homeless shelter. Thanks for always pushing me to do my best on and off the court. You have been such a great example to me over the years. Thanks for using the gifts God has given you to make an impact on other people. I know He will continue to use you in many ways as you move on from coaching varsity. I love you Mommy!! -Maci
20: Serving | 1. Good toss 2. Big hand 3. Follow through straight 4. Step with left foot | Serving | 1. Good toss 2. Big hand 3. Step with left foot 4. Follow through straight
22: Team Volleyball is a team sport. One person can't win the game, It takes the group as a whole.
23: Practice If you don't practice well, you won't play well in a game. Do everything with excellence.
24: We Got Spirit Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
25: Senior Nights | Over the Years