Mark Fox (basketball)

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Mark Fox
Mark Fox basketball 2012.jpg
Fox in 2012
Biographical details
Born (1969-01-13) January 13, 1969 (age 49)
Garden City, Kansas
Playing career
1987–1989Garden City CC
1989–1991Eastern New Mexico
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1993Washington (asst.)
1994–2000Kansas State (asst.)
2000–2004Nevada (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall286–176 (.619)
Accomplishments and honors
WAC Tournament championship (2006)
WAC regular season championship (2005–2008)
3× WAC Coach of the Year (2005–2007)

Mark Leslie Fox (born January 13, 1969) is an American college basketball coach. He spent nine seasons (2009 to 2018) as the head men's basketball coach at the University of Georgia.[1] He was previously the head coach for the University of Nevada,[1] named to that position on June 1, 2004, just days after former Nevada coach Trent Johnson had resigned to become the head coach at Stanford.

Coaching career[edit]


Fox was the head coach for the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team from 2004 to 2009. While with the Wolf Pack, Fox compiled an overall record of 123–43. He also guided Nevada to five postseason appearances in five years including three NCAA tournaments. The Wolf Pack also won the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. In 2006, the team won the conference tournament as well.

Fox was named conference coach of the year twice (2005 & 2006) while with Nevada.


On April 3, 2009, it was announced that Fox would leave Nevada for the same position at the University of Georgia.[1] In his first year as head coach, Fox and the Bulldogs went 14–17 and finished sixth in the Southeastern Conference East. The highlights of the season included victories over the Tennessee Volunteers and three top 25 teams.

In 2011, Fox's second season, the Bulldogs made improvements. The 2010–11 team won 21 games, finished 3rd in the SEC East and made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. In 2011–12, the Bulldogs posted another sub-.500 record and finished near the bottom of the SEC with a 5–11 record.

After making the NIT in 2013–14, Fox got his team back to the NCAA Tournament in 2014–15, narrowly falling to Michigan State in the first round. That Spartans team would eventually make it to the Final Four.

While at Georgia, Fox has placed three players in the NBA, Travis Leslie, Trey Thompkins and the 8th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. On March 10, 2018, Georgia announced Fox would not return for a 10th season.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Nevada Wolf Pack (Western Athletic Conference) (2004–2009)
2004–05 Nevada 25–7 16–2 1st NCAA Round of 32
2005–06 Nevada 27–6 13–3 1st NCAA Round of 64
2006–07 Nevada 29–5 14–2 1st NCAA Round of 32
2007–08 Nevada 21–12 12–4 T–1st CBI First Round
2008–09 Nevada 21–13 11–5 2nd CBI First Round
Nevada: 123–43 (.741) 66–16 (.805)
Georgia Bulldogs (Southeastern Conference) (2009–2018)
2009–10 Georgia 14–17 5–11 6th (East)
2010–11 Georgia 21–12 9–7 T–3rd (East) NCAA Round of 64
2011–12 Georgia 15–17 5–11 T–10th
2012–13 Georgia 15–17 9–9 T–8th
2013–14 Georgia 20–14 12–6 T–2nd NIT Second Round
2014–15 Georgia 21–12 11–7 T–3rd NCAA Round of 64
2015–16 Georgia 20–14 10–8 T–6th NIT Second Round
2016–17 Georgia 19–15 9–9 8th NIT First Round
2017–18 Georgia 18–15 7–11 T–11th
Georgia: 163–133 (.551) 77–79 (.494)
Total: 286–176 (.619)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b c "Fox leaves Nevada for Georgia". ESPN. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Georgia Bulldogs fire coach Mark Fox after nine seasons". ESPN. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

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