Former Georgia coach Mark Fox named head coach of Cal
Mark Fox has landed his first head coaching job since leaving Athens as the former Bulldog coach was named the new coach of Cal’s basketball team on Friday.
Fox is scheduled to be introduced by the school on Monday after serving nine seasons in Athens, where he compiled a record of 163-133 at Georgia. He made the NCAA Tournament twice in Athens. Fox led Georgia to four 20-win seasons, which is the most in school history.
Since his departure at Georgia, Fox had been serving as an assistant coach to USA Basketball for the World Cup Qualifying team.
Following the news, Fox released the following statement:
“Cindy and I are extremely excited to join the Cal family and lead the basketball program. The academic excellence of the University of California combined with the vision and leadership of Jim Knowlton offer an amazing opportunity. I appreciate Chancellor Christ and Jim’s belief and trust in me to lead this proud program forward. Early in my coaching career, I had the privilege to spend time with coach Pete Newell. It will be my honor to lead the Bears on the court gracing his name. The lineage of greatness of the Pac-12 offers a tremendous platform for Cal basketball. Cindy and our family are ready to lead these young men in the pursuit of excellence both on and off the court.”