Fox to take over at Nevada
Reno, NV (Sports Network) – The University of Nevada Tuesday named Mark Fox as
its new head men’s basketball coach.
Fox had served the last four seasons as the Wolf Pack’s associate head coach
under Trent Johnson, who resigned on May 25 to take the head job at Stanford.
The 35-year old Fox takes over a Nevada program coming off its best season, as
the Wolf Pack posted a 25-9 overall record and reached the Sweet 16 of the
2004 NCAA tournament after posting upset wins over Michigan State and Gonzaga.
Nevada, which tied a school record for wins in 2003-04, was ousted by eventual
national runner-up Georgia Tech in the regional semifinals.
“It is an honor and privilege to lead this program,” said Fox at a news
conference announcing his hiring. “I look forward to sharing in the daily
efforts with our student-athletes, coaches and the rest of the university.”
Prior to his arrival at Nevada in 2000, Fox spent six years as an assistant at
Kansas State. He was also an assistant at Washington from 1991 to 1993.
“When we were looking for the right person for this job we were looking for
somebody who had a high level of integrity, commitment to academics and could
lead Nevada basketball to postseason play,” stated Nevada director of
athletics Cary Groth. “Mark Fox is that person.”