"Anna has been a huge part of the success of this program over the last few years as a volunteer and we are extremely excited to solidify her role with this team as a full-time assistant," said Baylor head coach Paul Jobson. "She fits all aspects of what we are doing here as a staff for our student-athletes athletically, academically, spiritually and socially."
Her collegiate playing experience and coaching knowledge have had a very positive impact on the program. Along with her player development skills, Maddox has helped the Bears set program record lows for goals allowed in two of her four seasons on staff and has aided BU in collecting 41 shutouts in 74 games since 2012.
In the 2015 campaign, the Bears moved into a new $3.3 million home in the Williams Family Soccer and Olympic Sports Center on Aug. 20. During the season, BU posted a 9-6-4 record with a 4-1-2 mark in Big 12 play to tie for the program's second highest league finish (second place) and extend BU's streak to eight straight seasons with at least eight wins. The team's four Big 12 wins marked the most since the 2012 season. Coach Jobson earned his first-ever win as a Division I head coach on Sept. 6 at Incarnate Word (7-1). The Bears went undefeated in 12 of its last 14 matches to end the season on a high note, notching at least one win in the Big 12 Championship for the fourth straight year. Academically, BU earned the NSCAA 2014-15 Team Academic Award with a 3.46 team GPA for the fourth time in five years while having 10 or more (10) Academic All-Big 12 selections for the ninth consecutive season, including a second-team Academic All-District VII choice in Lindsay Burns to mark the fifth such honoree in the last six years.
Among on-field honors in 2015, Lauren Piercy gave BU its first-ever end-of-season award from the league by being named Co-Big 12 Freshman of the Year, in addition to being a second-team All-Big 12 selection and one of a program-record and league-high four Big 12 All-Freshman Team choices.
In 2014, BU went 9-8-3 for its sixth straight season with at least eight wins. The Bears ended on a high note with a good run at the 2015 Big 12 Championship as the No. 7 seed, knocking out No. 2 seed Oklahoma State in a 1-0 decision before falling on penalty kicks to No. 6 seed Oklahoma. BU has won at least one match in the Big 12 Championship for three straight years and has beaten a higher seeded team two years in a row. Along with earning the NSCAA 2013-14 Team Academic Award with a 3.55 team GPA for the third time in four years, the Bears also led the league in Academic All-Big 12 selections for the fourth straight year with 13 honorees.
As a player, Maddox was a four-year starter at the University of Mobile (2007-11). In that time, she was a three-time NAIA All-American goalie, four-time SSAC first-team all-conference selection and two-time SSAC Defensive Player of the Year. In the summer of her junior season, Maddox played on the Buxmont Torch, a WPSL semi-professional team.
Maddox graduated from Mobile in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance and Exercise Science with a concentration in Teacher Education. While earning her degree, Maddox spent two seasons (2009-10) as the head women's soccer coach at the Alabama School of Math and Science. In her first year on the job, she led the Dragons to the first undefeated season in school history.
In the 2013-14 summers, Maddox served as an instructor at the EXACT Soccer ID Camp for elite prospects. She's also been primarily responsible for running Baylor's soccer camps over the last three years. She was part of Baylor's Sports Ministry team that traveled to Africa for two weeks over the 2014 summer visiting orphanages, schools, hospitals and churches around Ndola, Zambia. She graduated in May 2013 from Baylor with a Master of Arts degree in Sports Pedagogy.