Mike Fox (baseball)
|Born||c. 1956 (age 59–60)
Asheville, North Carolina
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1979||North Carolina (asst.)|
|1983–1998||North Carolina Wesleyan|
|Head coaching record|
|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.
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.
North Carolina Wesleyan
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
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.
Head coaching record
|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|
|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)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion