Texas Tech assistant softball coach Kristie Fox was named the head softball coach at UT-Arlington over the weekend, leaving the Red Raiders after three seasons on Shanon Hays’ staff.
Fox, at just 26, becomes one of the youngest Division I head coaches in the country. She helped led Tech to three straight NCAA tournament appearances, working with Tech’s infielders and hitters. Tech set numerous school offensive records in that span.
Fox takes over a UTA program that was just 15-27 last year and 5-15 in the Southland Conference. UTA is scheduled to move to the Western Athletic Conference this season before joining the Sun Belt Conference for the 2013-14 season.
Fox was a two-time all-American at Arizona where she hit .350 for her career with 230 RBIs. She led Arizona to the national championship in 2006 and 2007.
Before her stint at Tech, Fox spent a year as an assistant coach at Murray State.