Multiple sources are reporting this morning that former Nevada and Georgia HC Mark Fox is in negotiations to become the next HC at Cal. This was first reported by Jeff Goodman of Stadium.
Cal is in negotiations to hire former Georgia coach Mark Fox, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 29, 2019
Cal Athletics told CGB, they will not comment until an announcement is made.
Fox is a experienced head coach at the Mid-Major and Power 5 level who sustained an over .500 season in 7 out of 9 seasons at Georgia and every season at Nevada. His overall coaching record was 286-176, with splits at Nevada: 123-43 and Georgia: 166-133. Fox also has taken both programs to the NCAA tournaments. He won 4 straight regular season championships at Nevada with 3 NCAA tournament appearances, all in 5 seasons. Before moving on to Georgia and reaching 2 NCAA tournament appearances in 9 seasons. There are some downsides to his last stop at Georgia which ended in 2018. After a stellar start to his career at Nevada, Fox only finished above 6th in the SEC just 3 times in his 9 year stint. He also finished his time at Georgia with a sub-.500 record for in-conference games. Fox’s coaching resume also includes being an assistant at Washington early in his career giving him some PAC-12/10 and west coast experience.
Reports say that barring a breakdown in negotiations, Mark Fox is scheduled to be the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Cal.