Former Cal head coach Mark Fox joins Georgetown MBB staff as Director of Student-Athlete Relations and NIL Partnerships

Mark Fox enters his first season as the director of student-athlete relations and NIL partnerships ahead of the 2023-24 season as part of Head Coach Ed Cooley’s inaugural staff.
Fox most recently served as the head coach of the California men’s basketball program for the past four seasons. Leading up to his stint with the Golden Bears, Fox posted a 123-43 record in his first five seasons as a head coach at Nevada (2005-09) – a run that included four conference championships, three invitations to the NCAA Tournament and two trips to the CBI Tournament. He then served as the head coach at Georgia for nine seasons (2010-18) and amassed a 163-133 overall mark while leading the Bulldogs to a pair of NCAA Tournaments and three National Invitation Tournaments. Between his departure from Georgia and his arrival at Cal, Fox spent the fall of 2018 with USA Basketball, serving as an assistant coach to Jeff Van Gundy for the World Cup qualifying team. He also assisted the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League and professional development stints with coaches Brad Stevens, Gregg Popovich and Geno Auriemma, among others.
Individually under Fox, Yante Maten was named the 2017-18 Associated Press SEC Player of the Year after averaging an SEC-best 19.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while Juwan Parker was named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2017-18. Every senior who played for Fox at Georgia graduated and more than 15 student-athletes went on to play professionally, including Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who was the No. 8 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons. Caldwell-Pope, the first McDonald’s All-American in nearly 20 years to choose Georgia, was named the 2013 SEC Player of the Year.
Outside of coaching, Fox is a former chair of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee and member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Ethics Coalition. He has also raised nearly $1 million for Coaches vs. Cancer. At Cal, Fox funded an internship through the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative alongside football head coach Justin Wilcox; the McLendon program provides opportunities for approximately 30 young minorities per year within college athletic departments across the country.
Fox played collegiately at Garden City Community College in Kansas under former Nevada head coach Jim Carey, and then lettered two seasons at Eastern New Mexico, where he was a first-team academic all-conference selection in 1991.
Fox earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Eastern New Mexico in 1991 and a master’s degree in sport administration/sports psychology from Kansas in 1996. Originally from Garden City, Kansas, he and his wife, Cindy, have two children, Parker and Olivia.

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