Former CHHS star inks with UA-Huntsville

Published 10:45 pm Friday, December 13, 2013

Charles Henderson head coach Derek Irons can’t help but smile every time he gets a call from a former player.

Irons loves to get calls and texts from past Trojans telling him they have signed letters of intent to further their baseball career, and recently Irons answered the phone for one of those calls.

Michael Fox recently signed a scholarship to play baseball for the University of Alabama Huntsville in Huntsville, AL.

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Fox is currently entering his sophomore year at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton, AL where he currently plays baseball as a two-year starter.

Irons said Fox was a fantastic player for the Trojans during his time in orange and blue.

““Michael was a great infielder for us a few years ago,” Irons said. “He was very consistent on defense and was a solid bat in the middle of lineup as well. He had good power gap-to-gap and always wanted to contribute in whatever way he could

Fox finished the fall baseball season with .318 batting average, .576 slugging percentage, 27 base hits, 10 doubles, 4 home runs, 20 RBI’s and 12 stolen bases.

Fox will compete this spring as a Warhawk under head coach Darrell Blevins and then join Coach Royer and his staff as a Charger in the fall of 2014.

He was a four year letterman in baseball at Charles Henderson High School in Troy, AL where he graduated in 2012.

Irons feels Fox’s future is very bright.

“He did a good job for us and down at Jeff Davis,” said Irons. “I know he will do great at UAH, and will do the same thing he did here, which is work to get better everyday and help his team in a variety of ways. He can go as far as he wants to go.”

Fox currently maintains a 3.2 gpa while playing baseball and plans to major in Exercise Science. Fox’s parents are Gary and Sheree Fox of Troy, AL, he has two brothers, Nathan and Reilly Fox, and one sister, Lindsey Fox. His grandparents are Gary and Kathy Fox of Athens, AL and Mike and Linda Magnusson of Ardmore, TN.