Anna Maddox is in her third season as an assistant coach at Baylor, working primarily with the goalies. She served one season as the team's manager before being assigned coaching duties on Feb. 6, 2013, and being elevated from volunteer assistant to assistant coach on Dec. 26, 2014.
"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 three seasons on staff and has aided BU in collecting 35 shutouts in 55 games since 2012.
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.