NORCROSS — Jennifer Mattox knows what it’s like to build up a program. It’s something the 29-year-old did when she was the pitcher for the first-ever fastpitch team at Buford in 2001.
It’s something she hopes to do again as she takes over Meadowcreek’s program as its head coach, and she’s even solicited advice from the Wolves’ current head coach Tony Wolfe, who was one of her teachers when she attended Buford, though she never played for him.
That program was a start-up program for me when I was there,” Mattox said. “It was the first year of fastpitch for them. So, coming from a community as close-knit as Buford, and speaking with Tony Wolfe, who gave me a lot of advice, really made me want to work with the Meadowcreek girls here because … we’re building here. It’s something I have a passion for, since that’s where I came from, that background.”
Meadowcreek is Mattox’s first high school coaching job, though she has remained active by serving as a recreational and community coach while raising her 10-year-old daughter Molly since graduating from Buford in 2004 and eventually returning to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Georgia Gwinnett College in 2014.
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