This season (2021-2022) Abby Fuchs is the assistant coach for Roots Volleyball’s top 17s team – 17 Under Armour Green.
This past season (2020-2021) Abby served as the assistant coach for 17 Under Armour Green. They secured a bid to Nationals (American division) and a bronze medal at Lone Star Regionals. 17UA Green closed out the season with a solid 5th place finish at USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals.
Last season (2019-2020), Abby served as the assistant coach for 16 Under Armour and had a shorten season due to COVID-19. Previously, Abby served as the assistant coach for 18 Under Armour. She led her team to a strong top third finish at USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals. The season before Abby served as the assistant coach for 15 Under Armour (2017-2018) and she was named the 2018-2019 Assistant Coach of the Year.
Abby grew up in Abilene, Texas and moved to Georgetown to finish out her junior and senior years of high school. She was a Varsity starter and graduated in 2013 from Georgetown High School. During her time at GHS, she served as their team captain and won All-District, Academic All-District, and All-Tournament Team honors. She also participated in Best Buddies as a peer buddy. Abby is passionate about their mission of being dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates one-on-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Abby continued her volleyball career collegiately for the Lady Cru at Mary-Hardin Baylor (2013-2017) in Belton, Texas. She was her team’s captain, a member of the Dean’s List, and earned All-Conference Academic honors. Fuchs (previously Voskuil) made school history when she was the first ever member of the Cru volleyball program to be named to the First Team All-West Region (2014) and AVCA All-American Honorable Mention (2014).
During Abby’s freshman season she played 34 matches for the Cru and totaled 127 kills, 314 digs, 35 blocks, and 29 aces. She continued to excel on the court by earning First Team All-ASC honors, ASC All-Tournament Team honors, and was named as the ASC Offensive Player of the Week (9/9/14). She finished out her sophomore season with 307 kills (averaged 2.79/set), 308 digs, and 38 blocks. Abby posted a match-high of 19 kills against Emory (9/6/14) and 23 digs against UTD (11/8/14). She led her team her junior season with 308 digs for 3.71 digs per set average and ranked 3rd in kills. She also added 33 blocks and 16 aces, recording a match-high of 18 kills against Southwestern (10/30/15) and 27 digs against Whitworth (9/4/15). Abby’s impressive stats earned her a spot as a member of the ASC All-West Division First Team (2015). Abby rounded out her senior season playing in all 100 sets for the Cru and amassed 280 kills, 27 aces, 301 digs, and 26 blocks. She posted a season-high of 21 digs and 21 earned points against McMurry (10/4/16) and 16 kills against Pacific Lutheran (9/9/16) and East Texas Baptist (10/14/16). Abby again won honors as a member of the All-ASC Volleyball Team and First Team All-West Division.
Abby graduated from Mary-Harding Baylor with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a minor in Marketing (2017). She moved back to Austin in May 2018 and is currently working in the marketing field. In her free time, she takes her dogs (Koda and Apollo) on walks, plays sand volleyball, and works out. She resides in Austin with her husband, Connor. This is Abby’s 5th season with the Roots Volleyball family.
Abby believes coaching youth volleyball is one of the most important jobs you can hold. While it is a job, she believes it is more of a responsibility to help shape the paths, lives, and integrity of young women. She believes teaching the fundamentals of volleyball, good sportsmanship, and how to be an effective member of a team, will result in creating the next generation of strong, successful women in our society.