Dawgs Make Foxy Pick

ATHENS - Georgia will announce the hire of Nevada head coach Mark Fox at a press conference tomorrow, Dawg Post has learned.

The move comes days after Georgia flirted with Missouri head coach Mike Anderson about the job.

Fox, an extremely successful coach at Nevada, has guided the Wolfpack to the NCAAs three times, including First Round wins in 2005 and 2007. His career record is 123-43. His teams have finished in first place or in a tie for first place in all but of his seasons - and that season the Wolfpack finished second.

Before Nevada Fox spent time at Washington and Kansas State as an assistant coach. Fox and his wife, Cindy, have two children: a son, Parker (8), and a daughter, Olivia (6). Cindy is the Executive Associate Athletics Director/Sport Support for the Wolf Pack athletics department.

Nevada gave Fox a contract extension after the 2007 season to 2014, but the contract did not include a raise for the head coach at the time. His contact at Nevada is worth $500,000 per year according to published reports. According to The Associated Press there is a clause requiring Fox to pay the university $250,000 if he quits before July 2011 - it is unclear if this is the buyout amount or if that is for Fox strictly quitting Nevada and staying out of coaching.

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