Texas Tech will host two separate camps on June 12-14 at Rocky Johnson Field
Tech will host two separate camps June 12-14 for athletes of all ages
Texas Tech will host four different winter camp sessions on Jan. 14
Texas Tech takes on Oklahoma State on Senior Day at Rocky Johnson Field
Texas Tech Softball was eliminated from the Seattle Regional following a 2-0 victory by the Harvard Crimson on Saturday.
The Red Raiders take on the Huskies in the winners bracket of the 2012 Seattle Regional.
Red Raiders go through practice for NCAA West Regional.
Texas Tech's series finale against Iowa State
Kristie Fox spent three seasons as an assistant softball coach at Texas Tech where she helped lead the Red Raiders back to the postseason for the first time in a decade.
In addition to her in-game responsibilities, Fox was also instrumental in Tech's recruiting efforts nationally while also serving as the program's camp coordinator.
During her three seasons, the Red Raiders practically rewrote the offensive record book thanks to one of the top lineups in the country. Tech concluded the 2011 season with a program-best .341 batting average that ranked fourth nationally, while its 7.17 runs per game led the Big 12 and finished fourth in the country as well.
The Red Raiders snapped the school records for hits, home runs, runs, grand slams, RBIs, total bases, slugging percentage, and walks during the 2011 season alone with several of those marks being set only a year earlier in Fox's first season.
In addition to the team records set, several Red Raiders also etched their names in the record book under Fox's watch. Sandy James and Mikey Kenney snapped the school's marks for home runs and runs in a single season, while Emily Bledsoe has entered the top 10 in nearly all the career offensive categories.
Tech's success at the plate, meanwhile, has translated to wins on the scoreboard. The Red Raiders have posted 40 or more wins in each of Fox's two seasons, earning a selection to an NCAA Regional both years as well, a feat that had not previously been accomplished in school history.
The Red Raiders wrapped the 2011 season 42-16 overall, finishing the year with the highest winning percentage in program history after falling to Fox's alma mater, Arizona, in the championship game of the Tucson Regional.
Fox helped Tech to a 23-win improvement during her first season that ended with a 38-18 record following a loss to Stanford in the regional championship game.
While Tech's offense has drastically improved, so has its defense. The Red Raiders totaled only 55 errors in 2011, three less than its total from the year before that had broken the school record.
Fox arrived at Tech after spending a year working at Murray State as an assistant coach recruiting for the program's first season of Division-I competition in softball (2010). Prior to that, she was an undergraduate assistant at Arizona completing her degree in psychology.
A first-round selection of the Chicago Bandits in the 2007 National Professional Fastpitch League (NPFL) Draft, Fox was a two-time national champion and standout member of the Arizona Wildcats' team for four years.
One of the top all-time hitters, Fox was an All-American selection following both her sophomore and junior sesons. She set the Women's College World Series record her senior season with 11 hits en route to leading Arizona to its eighth national title, the most in NCAA history.
Fox finished her career with a remarkable .350 batting average that included 260 hits. She collected 230 RBIs while generally batting in the three-hole for the Wildcats. The 230 RBIs was good enough for seventh on the Wildcats' all-time list in the veritable who's who of softball annals.
During her tenure from 2004-07, Arizona was a combined 203-43-1 overall with the national championships won in 2006 and 2007.
Originally from San Diego, Calif., she is a former member of the USA Elite Team and earned a gold medal in the College World Games in Taiwan with team USA in 2006.
Her younger sister, Kellie Fox, is currently a sophomore for the UCLA softball program after earning All-Pac-10 first team honors her freshman season in 2011. Her younger brother, Kory, is also a gifted football and basketball player out of the San Diego area who began his prep career last year.
E-mail Coach Fox at: Kristie Fox