Kansas Swim Camp
Assistant Coach/Head Recruiting Coordinator
Career at Kansas (2003-present)
While assisting Campbell and Elliott, Fox helped the Jayhawks to a 5-5 dual meet record in 2011-12. Outside of the pool, the team placed 13 members on the Academic All-Big 12 team and posted a 3.62 GPA during the spring 2012 semester, earning a spot on the College Swimming Coaches Association's Scholar All-America Team Award list.
Fox's leadership helped KU compile a 10-5 record in dual competition during the 2010-11 season and a 2-1 mark in the Big 12. Under her guidance, senior swimmer Iuliia Kuzhil represented KU at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, where she competed in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke events.
Collaboratively with Campbell and Elliott, Fox assisted in leading Kansas to a 9-4 dual record during the 2009-10 season. KU had two representatives at the NCAA Championships, one All-America Honorable Mention and 13 swimmers and divers named to the 2010 Academic All-Big 12 Team.
Fox helped lead the Jayhawks to a successful 2008-09 campaign, securing an 11-3 record. The team shattered nine school records, including all five relay records during the season. Kansas had 18 swimmers and divers named to the 2009 Academic All-Big 12 Team, with six Jayhawks maintaining perfect 4.0 grade point averages.
During the 2007-08 season, Fox assisted in leading the Jayhawks to a winning 7-2 dual meet record, capping the season off with a fourth-place finish at the 2008 Big 12 Championships in Austin, Texas. Under Campbell, Fox and Elliott, 17 swimmers and divers were named to the Swimming and Diving Academic All-Big 12 team, the most in the conference. The Jayhawks collaboratively shattered four Robinson Natatorium records, five Kansas all-time records and 14 records in opponents' pools, for a grand total of 23 broken records for the Kansas swimmers and divers in the impressive 2007-08 season.
Fox assisted in guiding the 2006-07 Jayhawks to one of their most successful seasons yet, including a third-place finish at the Big 12 Conference Championships, which marked the second time in four seasons that Kansas accomplished the feat.
That team broke eight Kansas records on the season, seven at the 2007 Big 12 Championship meet and one at the NCAA Championship meet. In addition, 12 Kenyon Athletic Center Natatorium records were established by Kansas swimmers in Gambier, Ohio, at the Nike Cup-Kenyon Invitational in December 2006.
Fox returned to KU in 2003 to take the position of assistant coach and head recruiting coordinator under Campbell. She was a student assistant under former KU head coach Cathy Burgess during the 2000-01 season. She graduated from KU in 2001 with a general studies degree in communications.
After graduation, the Mansfield, Ohio, native, joined the full-time staff of Athletes in Action. Athletes in Action is a Christian-based sports group that helps student-athletes throughout the country. AIA sent her to the University of Virginia where she became a volunteer assistant under head coach Mark Bernardino and worked with the men's and women's swimming teams. Both teams finished in the top 10 in the NCAA.
Swimming Career at KU (1996-2000)
Former head coach and former assistant athletic director Gary Kempf recruited Fox to swim for Kansas. Fox competed in the backstroke and the freestyle events. She was a seven-time scorer at the Big 12 Championships during her tenure as an athlete at KU from 1996-2000.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Former Jayhawk breaststroke and butterfly specialist Joy Bunting enters her first season as a student assistant coach for coach Clark Campbell and the 2011-12 Kansas swimming and diving team.
Bunting completed her four year swimming career at the Big 12 Championships in February 2011, where she tallied 43 total points for the Jayhawks, including a career best time of 2:02.58 in the 200 Butterfly.
She made an immediate impact on the program during her freshman season as she earned Newcomer of the Year honors and the Karen Dionne award for Most Inspirational swimmer.
She was named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team on numerous occasions and was honored by KU following her season with the 2011 Outstanding Woman Student in Athletics as part of The University of Kansas Women's Recognition Program.
"Joy will be an awesome addition to our staff," says head coach Clark Campbell. "Her presence as a leader and coach will help our athletes get better because Joy has the ability to develop our team in and out of the water."
"Joy brings a lot of enthusiasm, heart and energy to this program," assistant coach Jen Fox says. "I can't wait to start working with her on deck."
At Greeley West High School in Greeley, Colo., Bunting was a four-year letter winner in swimming and holds school records in the 100 fly, 100 breast and 200 IM, as well as the 200 medley relay, 200 and 400 freestyle relays. She was named 2004 Rookie of the Year and received all-conference honors 2004-07 as well as All-American honors in the 200 IM and 200 breast in 2006 and 2007.
Bunting plans to graduate in May 2012, with a bachelor's degree in communication studies.