It is with great excitement that we announce Joe Bergen as the new head coach for the Fort Collins Foxes summer league baseball team. With nearly three decades of coaching experience, a lifelong passion for the game, and an unwavering dedication to nurturing young talent, Coach Bergen is set to lead our team to new heights.
A Lifetime of Dedication
Coach Bergen embarked on his baseball journey in his youth and has since built an impressive coaching career spanning nearly 30 years. With extensive experience at the college and high school levels, his wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of the game significantly contribute to the success of the Fort Collins Foxes. Currently serving as the Assistant Head Coach at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, AZ since 2019, Coach Bergen has played a pivotal role in the team's remarkable progress. During the 2020 and 2021 seasons, Gateway had a total of 19 wins. Over the past two seasons, Gateway has totaled 50 wins, a remarkable turnaround for the program. Beyond college coaching, Coach Bergen's expertise extends to his previous role as a scout for the Anaheim Angels. Throughout his career, he has mentored several major league players, including the impressive 12-year veteran and two-time All-Star, Andre Ethier.
More Than a Coach
Coach Bergen is not just a seasoned coach; he is a mentor, a guide, and a true believer in the values that sports can instill in young athletes. Beyond teaching the fundamentals of baseball, he places a strong emphasis on teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship. Joe has a unique ability to connect with his players, helping them grow not only as athletes but also as individuals. His coaching philosophy centers around nurturing a love for the game while fostering the unique talents of each player, enabling them to reach their full potential on and off the field.
Run, Hustle, and Dirty Jersey’s
Coach Bergen is set to speed up our team's style of play this season. His strategic emphasis on base stealing will keep both players and fans on the edge of their seats, injecting an element of excitement into every inning. Coach Bergen is a firm believer in the power of hustle, instilling in our players the importance of giving their all on the field. Get ready for a season of thrilling plays, lightning-fast runners, and a contagious sense of determination.
As we embark on this exciting new chapter with Coach Bergen at the helm, we invite all fans and supporters to join us in welcoming him to the Fort Collins Foxes family. Together, we look forward to a season filled with growth, achievement, and the joy of playing the great American pastime. Go Foxes!