Aug. 1, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A recent graduate and assistant coach at Tufts University, Julie Fox was named head coach of MIT softball, becoming the ninth head coach in the history of the program. Fox begins her first stint as a collegiate head coach after helping lead the Jumbos to two consecutive NESCAC Championship appearances in two years.
Most recently, Fox has served as the first base coach for Tufts' national-contending program, although the Willow Springs, Ill., native is well-familiar with the Cambridge area after serving as one of the region's top players from 2001-04. Fox earned All-New England accolades twice in her career and was named to the NESCAC All-Conference team on three occasions. Winning three league championships during her playing career at Tufts, Fox delivered a game-winning, three-run double to lead the Jumbos to the 2003 conference crown.
Fox's appointment at the Institute marks her second role within the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation. In 2004, the former Tufts tennis player was an instructor at the Nike Tennis Camp hosted by MIT.