FULLERTON, Calif. -- Cal State Fullerton graduate and standout midfielder Stacey Fox has been hired as an assistant coach with the Titans' women's soccer program, Head Coach Demian Brown announced today. Fox takes over for the departed Lauryn Pehanich, who resigned to become the head coach at the University of La Verne on Dec. 21.
"I am very excited to add Stacey to our staff," Head Coach Demian Brown said. "She had an incredibly positive influence in the program as a player and captain. Now, as a coach, she will be able to continue to use that influence with the women as we strive to repeat the success of last season. Her ability to connect to the women and guide our attacking players will be extremely beneficial."
Fox completed her collegiate career with Fullerton in 2012, earning All-West Region Second-Team honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America -- one of only 10 Titans to be named to the all-region team since 1996 and only the third to earn multiple awards from the NSCAA, joining Karen Bardsley (third team in 2002, second team in 2006) and Jenae Gibbens (third team in 2007-08).
"I am very honored and excited to get the opportunity to return to CSUF women's soccer program as an Assistant Coach," Fox said. "I have so much pride in this program and cannot wait to help contribute to it's success."
A first-team all-conference performer for the first time in her career as a senior, Fox led the Titans in scoring 2012, finishing with a team-high seven goals and 16 points to go with two assists and three game-winning strikes. She started 17 of the 18 matches she appeared in, helping Fullerton to a 10-9-1 overall record and a Big West regular season title with a 7-2 mark in league play.
After suffering a season-ending injury that sidelined her for all of 2010, Fox was a third-team NSCAA All-West Region selection as a redshirt junior in 2011, finishing tied for second on the team in points (10) and tied for the team lead in goals (5) in 15 starts. She also tied for the team lead in points (6) and goals (3) as a sophomore and was an All-Big West Honorable Mention choice as a freshman, appearing in all 19 matches as a rookie and leading the team with five goals and 13 points.
Fox finished her Titans career ranked ninth on the school's all-time list in career points (45), sixth in goals, (20), ninth in goals per game (0.29), tied for third in game-winning goals (6), and seventh in shots (110).