Jim Fox Named New Head Basketball Coach at Appalachian State


Davidson assistant Jim Fox has been named the 16th head basketball coach at Appalachian State University.

 "App Nation wants a consistent winner in men's basketball and we believe that Coach Fox is the right choice to not only win but do so with student-athletes that will represent Appalachian the right way on and off the court," director of athletics Charlie Cobb, said in a statement.

Fox joins the Appalachian family after serving last 13 seasons (last two as associate head coach) at Davidson. Under his leadership, Wildcats posted a 288-131 overall record (.687 winning percentage), 10 SoCon regular-season championships, six SoCon Tournament titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

"Over the past 13 years, I've been very fortunate to be a part of an institution with a rich academic and basketball tradition. I look forward to helping restore as well as build a program that achieves excellence in every regard," Fox said.

A native of Levittown, N.Y., Fox also had stints at St. Dominic High School - Oyster Bay, N.Y. (associate head coach from 1996-2001) Long Island Lightning AAU Basketball Club (head coach and director from 1996-2001).

Besides his high-school coaching duties, Fox was St. Dominic's athletics director for one year and taught government, economics, criminal justice and psychology at the high school. On the other hand, he coached more than 20 college-basketball student-athletes at the club including Matt McKillop, who is now an assistant coach for the Wildcats.

The 40-year-old coach is a 1995 graduate of State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in political science.

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