Candice Fuchs has been named the Girls Volleyball Program Director

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s Head of School Melissa Grubb, Head of Upper School Ben Courchesne, and Director of Athletics Jeff McCrary jointly announce the hiring of Candice Fuchs as the next 5th-12th grade Girls Volleyball Program Director.
Fuchs served the past two seasons as the Assistant Varsity Coach at St. Andrew’s. Prior to that, she coached at Cypress Ranch High School, a 6A public school in the greater Houston area. After serving as an Assistant for four years, Fuchs was the Head Varsity Coach for the Mustangs for her last five years at Cy Ranch.
Fuchs is a math teacher at St. Andrew’s as well, having taught Calculus, Pre-Calculus, and Algebra 2.
“I am ecstatic that Candice has accepted our offer to run the St. Andrew’s Girls Volleyball program,” McCrary stated. “She is a true teacher-coach. She built a very successful program at Cy Ranch, not only on the court, but off it as well. Candice has a great vision to build the Highlander Girls Volleyball program into a power, and to create some special traditions in the process.”

While leading Cy Ranch, Fuchs' teams qualified for the State Playoffs every year, including making it to the Regionals Finals once. Multiple times, the Mustangs finished as Co-District Champions. In addition to her team's success on the court, Fuchs helped mentor her team off the court, as they earned the AVCA Team Academic Award every year she was at the head of the program.
"Candice understands how the athletics pillar of our school is integral to our mission," Grubb shared. "She is fully committed to excellence both on the court and in the classroom."
Fuchs was also named the District Coach of the Year in 2013 & 2018. The following year, she was chosen to coach at the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association (GHVCA) All-Star Game. As the Head Varsity Coach, Fuchs led Cy Ranch to 146 wins.
During her time as a high school coach, Fuchs has worked with 33 athletes that continued their careers at the collegiate level, including one who played professionally and for the National team feeder.
Away from the high school scene, Fuchs has coached club volleyball for 10 years. In 2015, her team qualified for Junior Nationals. She was named the Club Coach of the Year.
"We are delighted to have Candice Fuchs at the helm of our Girls Volleyball program," Courchesne stated. "Candice has already proven herself as a formidable Volleyball coach, and she is also a beloved math teacher and adviser. Because a student-athlete is apt to work harder for a teacher or coach that cares for them, great teaching and great coaching come from the same source, a commitment to building relationships with students and athletes. Candice is a master relationship builder in and out of the classroom, and our program will benefit from her deep care and expertise."
Fuchs played collegiate volleyball on an athletic scholarship at Glenville State College. She was team captain for two years. She was a four-year Representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She was the Secretary for two years, and served as the President in her final year. Fuchs was a First Community Bank Senior Scholar Athlete Recipient as a senior. In addition, she was given the Glenville State College Clarissa Williams Award that same year.  That award is given out annually to the top female athlete who graduated during the previous academic year.
"I am so excited for this opportunity to lead the St. Andrew’s volleyball program next year and many seasons to come," Fuchs said. "We have a lot of talent and are right on the cusp of greatness. By helping the girls achieve their goals in all facets of life, both on and off the court, I hope to help the program unify from middle school through high school and create traditions where the girls feel like they left a legacy when they graduate. I am thrilled to jump in and help our student-athletes conquer their goals and make our community, fans, and alumni proud. Let’s go, Highlanders!”
A time to meet with Coach Fuchs will be held before school lets out. That will be a bit different by division, and we will communicate the details once that is determined.