Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Georgia Fires Fox after 18-15 Season

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Georgia Fires Fox after 18-15 Season

Article excerpt

Georgia coach Mark Fox was fired on Saturday following a disappointing regular season and a loss to Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

Athletics director Greg McGarity announced the decision in a statement released by the school. McGarity moved quickly on Fox, the ninth-year coach, only one day after the Bulldogs' exit from the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

Georgia has received only two NCAA bids in Fox's nine seasons, losing in the first round in 2011 and 2015.

Fox was 163-133 at Georgia.

The Bulldogs (18-15) likely needed to win the SEC Tournament to land an invitation to the NCAA Tournament and possibly save Fox's job.

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