Meet Your New Heart of America Digital Assistant
Jerod Fox is the USTA Heart of America district’s newest team member, joining on as a Digital Assistant.
Currently enrolled in master’s courses at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Fox also works in the Roos’ Athletic Communications department. Raised in Newton, Kansas, he attended Hastings College in Nebraska, where he played tennis and received a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and political science.
Fox started playing tennis competitively in the seventh grade, falling in love with the sport immediately. During his high school years, Newton finished top-five in the KSHSAA 5A State Tournament twice. While he was at Hastings, the Broncos qualified to the NAIA National Tournament three times.
“I look forward to expanding my role in the tennis community,” Fox said. “I’ve been a member of the USTA for many years, and am thrilled at the opportunity to give back.”
He is the Sports Information Director for the Kansas City Roos’ tennis teams, as well as their volleyball, women’s basketball and men’s golf squads. A majority of Fox’s experience comes from live sporting events. He has commentated volleyball and basketball games at the NAIA National Championship level, as well as being behind the scenes for hundreds of sports broadcasts.
When not under quarantine, Fox enjoys spending time with friends, be it playing pick-up basketball, watching a big game or playing Uno. He loves being back in Newton to see his family, and especially enjoys watching his little brother’s baseball games and tennis tournaments.