I’m A.J. Fox, a native of St. Charles, Missouri. My wife, Amanda, and I currently reside in the state capital, Jefferson City, where I serve as a director in the Missouri government.
After falling in love with dodgeball in elementary school, my reintroduction to the sport came during high school when a friend needed a player for her team in a local church league. Once reunited, dodgeball and I have been inseparable ever since.
While studying at Maryville University in St. Louis, I captained an unofficial Maryville dodgeball team through four intensely competitive seasons. In 2009, as my collegiate career and local league wound down, I dove headlong into dodgeball and soon found myself competing on the national stage in tournaments around the country.
I’ve always played a “scrappy” style of dodgeball. The passing years and a replaced ACL, however, have changed my approach on the court from one of constant movement and aggression, to one focused on court control and maximizing opportunities.
I am excited to be a part of Team USA and humbled by this amazing opportunity. It is an incredible honor and every athlete’s dream to represent his country on the world stage. My goal is to win the Dodgeball World Cup this spring and continue to work alongside the thousands of players worldwide to grow the sport we love.