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Coach Spotlight - Autumn Fox

By Admin, 08/17/20, 1:00PM PDT

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FRAM feature Girls Coach Autumn Fox

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What Team/teams do you currently coach/ or what is your role and how long have you been with FRAM?

I have been coaching with FRAM since 2017. I currently coach the G2010, G2011, and G2012 teams. 

What is your coaching experience?

When I was in college, I got involved with a local organization/club called Girls Leading Girls that focuses largely on being a female role model to young female players which really sparked my interest in coaching. After graduating from SFSU, I took a position as the Head JV Coach at Notre Dame Belmont High School. From there, I started coaching at FRAM and at Wilson High School where I coach currently. 

What experience do you have as a player?  What's your favorite soccer or sports memory from your past? Any special career credits? 

I have played soccer since I was 4 years old. I played competitively throughout my youth and continued my career in college at San Francisco State University from 2012-2016. 

My favorite memory as a player was scoring the game winning goal when we played Cal State Dominguez Hills in the professional stadium previously known as StubHub (now known as Dignity Health)

Career Accolades

  • Team Captain 2015/2016 seasons

  • All-CCAA Honorable Mention 2016

  • Athletic Department Newcomer of the Year 

Most memorable soccer experience as a coach?

I started with the 2010 age group at FRAM and one of the most rewarding experiences as a coach has been watching them grow as players and really commit to learning about the game over the past 3 years. 

What is your Coaching Philosophy? 

Growth happens outside of your comfort zone. 

Did you have a mentor/hero?

My mentors would have to be my college coaches, Tracy Hamm and Val Henderson. They are both incredibly strong women who taught me so much about the game and about life. 

My hero is my father, Michael Fox, who I am forever grateful for. 

Favorite team and/or favorite player 

My favorite current player would have to be Rose Lavelle on the USWNT (who recently signed with Manchester City.) She is a phenomenal technical player and is so fun to watch. Growing up, my favorite player was Brandi Chastain. (Fun fact-I had the opportunity to play against her in the WPSL a couple years ago which was pretty surreal!)

Favorite Quote?

“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

When you are not on the field for FRAM, what do you like to do in your free time? 

When I’m not at the field, I love to run, read, and go to the dog beach with my corgi, Butters. I also love to travel. South America is next on my list! 

Random fact about Coach Autumn:

I completed my M.S. in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Cal State Long Beach. Along with coaching, I also work as a Sport Psychology Consultant where I strive to help athletes master the mental side of the game.