Mike Fox (baseball coach)

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Mike Fox
Sport(s) Baseball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team North Carolina
Conference ACC
Record 762–323
Playing career
1976–1978 North Carolina
Position(s) Second base
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1979 North Carolina (asst.)
1983–1998 North Carolina Wesleyan
1999–present North Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall 1298–464–5
Accomplishments and honors
NCAA Division III College World Series (1989)
ABCA Division III National Coach of the Year (1989)
National Coach of the Year(2008)

Mike Fox is the head baseball coach at North Carolina. He is considered one of the school's most successful coaches, having led his team to four straight College World Series appearances between 2006 and 2009, a fifth appearance in 2011, and a sixth appearance in 2013.

Playing career[edit]

Fox played second base for the Tar Heels from 1976-1978. He led his team to the 1978 College World Series and was named a member of the CWS All-Tournament Team.

Fox was a three-year letterwinner at Carolina as a second baseman from 1976–78, helping lead the Tar Heels to the 1978 College World Series. As a senior, he hit .277, tied for the team lead with six home runs and was named to the College World Series all-tournament team. Fox also played on the UNC Junior Varsity Basketball team under Eddie Fogler in the 1975 and `76 seasons.

He played independent professional baseball for a year after graduating from Carolina before returning to his alma mater as a graduate assistant in 1979.

Coaching career[edit]

North Carolina Wesleyan[edit]

Fox coached at North Carolina Wesleyan from 1983 until 1998. His 1989 team won the NCAA Division III College World Series.

Fox's career record of 540-141-4 at N.C. Wesleyan ranked second in career winning percentage (.792) among all active Division III head coaches at the time of his return to Carolina.

University of North Carolina[edit]

Mike Fox was hired as head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team on May 7, 1998, becoming the 24th head baseball coach in the history of the school, and only its third coach since 1947. Through 2007, Carolina has made eight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and posted a 398-176-1 record in Fox's nine seasons in Chapel Hill. He has led his team to back-to-back 2nd-place finishes at the College World Series in 2006 and 2007.

In 2008, Fox again led his team to the College World Series, where they placed 3rd.

In 2008, Fox was named the National Baseball Coach of the year.


Fox attended East Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1] He currently lives in Chapel Hill with his wife Cheryl and his two children Matthew, 26 and Morgan, 23.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
North Carolina Tar Heels (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1999–present)
1999 North Carolina 41–18 13–11 4th NCAA Regional
2000 North Carolina 46–17 12–12 5th NCAA Regional
2001 North Carolina 31–26 9–15 T–6th
2002 North Carolina 43–21 17–7 3rd NCAA Regional
2003 North Carolina 42–23 13–11 5th NCAA Super Regional
2004 North Carolina 43–21 14–10 T–4th NCAA Regional
2005 North Carolina 41–19 17–10 5th NCAA Regional
2006 North Carolina 54–15 22–8 T–1st (Coastal) College World Series Runner-up
2007 North Carolina 57–16 21–9 1st (Coastal) College World Series Runner-up
2008 North Carolina 54–14 22–7 2nd (Coastal) College World Series
2009 North Carolina 48–18 19–10 1st (Coastal) College World Series
2010 North Carolina 38–21 14–16 5th (Coastal) NCAA Regional
2011 North Carolina 51–16 20–10 3rd (Coastal) College World Series
2012 North Carolina 46–16 22–8 1st (Coastal) NCAA Regional
2013 North Carolina 59–12 21–7 1st (Coastal) College World Series
2014 North Carolina 34–26 15–15 4th (Coastal) NCAA Regional
2015 North Carolina 34–24 13–16 T-3rd (Coastal)
North Carolina: 762–323 284–182
Total: 1298–464

      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

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