Calvin College Women’s Basketball Adds Trio of Assistant Coaches

Calvin head women’s basketball coach Chuck Winkelman has named Joe Fox, Austin Randel and Anna Timmer as assistant coaches to his staff.
“I am grateful for the staff that has come together for the upcoming season,” said Winkelman. “They all have a great passion for the game of basketball that runs deep in their families. More importantly, they all have the grit, talent, and character that will serve our young women well in our program here at Calvin.”

Joe Fox brings five years of college coaching experience to the women’s program here at Calvin. The last three seasons he has worked under the leadership of Hall of Fame coach Mike Ingram at Lansing Community College. Fox earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the School of Education at Michigan State University in 2012.
His coaching roots run deep. His father Gary Fox and grandfather George Fox both coached in the Michigan High School basketball ranks for 25 years each. George won a state championship with Magic Johnson at Lansing Everett High School in 1977.
Joe Fox’s basketball coaching experience includes student-athlete academic support, floor coaching, strength & conditioning development, scouting reports, practice planning, film breakdown, and recruitment of prospective student-athletes.
Joe Fox and his wife, Meghan, live in Jenison. She earned her Ph.D. from Michigan State University and recently accepted a faculty position in the Athletic Training program within the Department of Movement Science at Grand Valley State University. She played college softball at NCAA Division II Lincoln Memorial University. Joe Fox is currently pursuing his Master’s degree at GVSU.

Austin Randel has been highly involved in player development the past two years as an AAU coach with the Michigan Basketball Academy program and as a volunteer at Aquinas College. Randel graduated from Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in May of 2010.
An All-State player coming out of McBain High School (MI) in 2006 Randel started his college basketball career at NCAA Division II North Greenville University in Greenville, SC. Randel put together two standout campaigns at North Greenville, before transferring to Ferris State. He remains the 10th all-time leading scorer in North Greenville program history. In his second season at NGU, Randel finished 12th in the nation in scoring. Randel played for the Grand Rapids Cyclones (PBL) during the 2014-15 season.
Randel resides in Wyoming, MI, and works as a financial consultant for PNC Bank in Grand Rapids.

Anna Timmer heads into her first year as an assistant coach with the Calvin women’s basketball program. She is expected to graduate from Calvin in December of 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in education and kinesiology.

A native of Caledonia and a graduate of Grand Rapids South Christian High School, Timmer completed a standout four-year career in March of 2017.

Timmer averaged 13.4 points and 11.4 rebounds a game during the 2016-17 season while connecting on 58.3 percent of her field goal attempts. A forward, Timmer accumulated a Calvin single-season record of 320 rebounds, becoming just the second player in Calvin women’s basketball history to amass more than 300 rebounds in a season. She also tallied 19 double-doubles. Timmer finished the 2016-17 season ranked ninth nationally in double-doubles, 11th in field goal percentage and 17th in total rebounds.

Timmer was named to the All-MIAA first team in 2016 and 2017. She was also a two-time Great Lakes All-Region selection and was twice named an Honorable Mention All-American by WDIII News. She concluded her career ranked seventh on the Calvin career list for points (1,274) and third in rebounds (785). She is also tied for fifth on the Calvin career list for field goal percentage (.553).

During her Calvin career, she was a part of two teams that reached the NCAA III Tournament (2015 and 2017) including Calvin’s 2015 team that reached the NCAA III Quarterfinals and finished 30-1 overall. Calvin’s 2015 team also won the MIAA regular season championship and the MIAA Tournament title.

As a student, she was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District 6 team and to the 2017 BCAM Collegiate Academic All-State team.

During the fall of 2017, she is also serving as an intern with the Calvin women’s volleyball program.

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