DuBOIS — Baseball has always been a part of Adam Fox’s life, and the St. Marys graduate always felt he would get into coaching one day.
That day has arrived, as Fox was approached late last year about taking over the DuBois Central Catholic baseball program. He felt it was an opportunity too good to pass up and the school approved his hiring.
“I thought one day I’d probably end up a high school coach, and I plan on being a high school coach for a long time,” said Fox. “There was an opening here and a group of kids and some people reached out to me and said they’d possibly like me to coach them.
“I feel almost obligated after going through some of the things I went through to give back and share some information. I’m truly humbled to work at the high school level.
“This is going to be a huge learning experience for me working with the high schoolers and learning about each kid and not trying to do too much. That’s the key, you just let them go play and control the steering wheel here and there.”
Fox, who has spent the past couple of years coaching his son Brayden in the DuBois Little League — both at the league and All-Star level — also is excited about incorporating the two levels together.
Brayden also is an elementary school student at DCC.
“I’m use to working with the younger kids (Little League) where they’re going through the awkward stages of still learning and tripping over their feet and what not. And not that these guys won’t, but it’s a little different taste and I’m having a lot of fun so far.
“I’m really excited to work with the group of kids that I’m kind of falling into. That’s a big part of me stepping in and taking this job, especially with having Brayden and our group of 11-year-olds that we’ve been so close to.
“It’s a way I can incorporate working with them and working with the older kids and have my son around some older kids. Just think, you’re 10 or 11 years old and have access to kids that you get to watch in high school. It’s really neat.
“I just hope the kids take advantage of that when there’s an opportunity to come in here to the Baseball Bank or to one of our practices, which will always be open to anyone who wants to come and watch.”