Athletic Director: Todd Fox
1210 Museum Rd
Statesville, NC 28625
Phone: (704) 768-0100
Fax: (704) 873-0841
Statesville Christian begins new chapter with Veteran Coach/Educator as new AD and Head Football Coach
Following a broad search that netted over forty candidates, Statesville Christian School is pleased to announce the naming of Todd Fox as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Fox, who has coached in the Alexander County Schools for thirty-three years, will assume his full-time duties in early June, following his state retirement. Until then, he will begin working with SCS in the afternoons as he establishes weight training regiments for the upcoming season and begins building relationships with staff, student athletes, and families.
Fox has coached for a total of 33 years, including 16 years at East Alexander Middle School where he was head football coach, girls’ and boys’ basketball coach, and golf coach, along with his full-time duties as a health and physical education teacher. He also taught and coached at Alexander Central High School for a total of 17 years in the area of conditioning and strength as well as advanced physical education classes. During his years at ACHS he served in virtually every football coaching role, including wide receivers, running backs, linebackers, defensive backs, defensive line, and as special teams coordinator. He was also the JV head coach and both offensive and defensive coordinator at various times. During his high school tenure he was also the golf team coach for 16 years, and coached track for three years.
Coach Fox has also been a sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and has participated in numerous other events including Hoops for Heart as coordinator, and Volunteer for Operation Christmas Child.
Fox is a graduate of Liberty University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education, and has also earned a Master’s degree in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. His extensive experiences in football along with his other coaching experiences at both the middle and high school level, coupled with his administrative degree, made him a very strong candidate for this dual role at Statesville Christian School.
Head of School Dr. Barry Redmond stated “First and foremost, the ideal candidate for this role needed to be a committed Christian whose life has clearly demonstrated their faith and loyalty to Christ, coupled with the obvious skills necessary for coaching and directing athletics”. Fox is known for his Christian example and can clearly demonstrate a lifetime of service to others. Currently he is a deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and teacher at Fairview Baptist Church in Hiddenite, NC.
Fox is married to the former Lisa Barker, and the couple has two grown daughters- Kayla Barr and Lauren Mull. He is the son of Rev. Ruel and Shirley Fox. Pastor Fox is well-known and respected in the area, having pastored for over 43 years.
Redmond in expressing his excitement stated “Finding the ideal candidate who was a Godly man with extensive football experience and one who has administrative skills sufficient to handle athletic director work, was a tall order. I am thrilled that we have found such a person in Todd Fox”. “I believe he will be a wonderful coach, mentor, and director to help lead our athletic program”.
Statesville Christian School is entering its fourth season of football and third season as a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association football program. In year two, the Lions won the state title for their division and this past year they posted a 9-2 season. Although thirteen seniors are graduating, Coach Fox is excited to develop and train the next edition of Lions Football. “I believe that God has provided me with this amazing opportunity to be a part of Statesville Christian School. I am committed to doing all I can do to equip and train young people for Godly service. Running quality athletic programs along-side strong spiritual and academic programs helps us to teach important life lessons that go far beyond the wins and losses”.