Mark Fox has been hired by the University of Georgia to be the next men’s basketball coach. The University has called an 11am press conference to confirm Fox’s hire.
Mark Fox comes from the University of Nevada were he went 123-43 (66-16) during his five year tenure. In all five of his seasons, he reached post season play, three of which were the NCAA tournament. Fox’s teams won the Western Athletic Conference in four of his five seasons, finishing behind Utah State this season.
The 40-year-old coach has spent his entire career east of the Mississippi River. He has been an assistant at Washington, Kansas State, and Nevada before taking over for current LSU coach Trent Johnson in 2004. He has the reputation of being a strong recruiter having recruited all-conference, all-American, and Player of the Year recipients. Two of his most notable players are All-American and 3-time Player of the Year Nick Fazekas and Player of the Year and NBA first-round draft pick Kirk Snyder.
“I truly loved being the coach at Nevada and forever will cherish my time in this community,” he said Thursday night through the University of Nevada athletic department.
Fox has two children with his wife, Cindy, who also works in the Nevada athletic department. Parker is 8, and Olivia is 6.
Fox’s teams have played Georgia twice, both times in Athens. They won 58-47 in 2004 and 68-62 in 2005.
Check WUOG Sports for more coverage of the press conference throughout the day.
In addition to hosting former Georgia Bulldog player Corey Butler, the 5pm Friday pregame show on 90.5 FM will discuss the hiring.