FORMER JUCO BASKETBALL PLAYER TO COACH MICHIGAN MAYHEM
Mayhem announces franchise’s first head coach.
The Michigan Mayhem announced during a Wednesday morning press conference that they have named former CBA player Reggie Fox as head coach of the expansion franchise, pending league approval. Fox, a six-year CBA player and an eleven-year member of the Magic Johnson All-Stars, is a native of Baldwin, Michigan, located 68 miles from the Mayhem’s home in Muskegon.
This stays right in line with our Mission Statement, stated Mayhem General Manager Peter Jackson. We are very excited to have a young, energetic, and enthusiastic person as our first head coach who will lead our team and excite our crowds at the L.C. Walker Arena this season. In the CBA, we have an opportunity to see the players and coaches today who will be the stars of the NBA tomorrow.
Fox, a two-time All-State prep player at Baldwin High School, began his collegiate career at Muskegon Community College, where he averaged 19 points and six rebounds per game as a freshman. He was voted the teams Most Valuable Player and was also named a Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) All-Star. He then transferred to the University of Wyoming for his final three years, and remains second in Cowboys history with 165 career three-point field goals made.
In 1989, Fox was drafted by the Grand Rapids Hoops and played six seasons with four different teams in the CBA. During the 1995-96 season, Fox averaged a career-best 19.6 points and 4.6 assists per game as captain of the Sioux Falls Sky-force. In the 1996 postseason, he led the Sky-force with 20.2 points and 4.1 assists per contest, as he helped Sioux Falls capture their only CBA Championship.
For eleven years, Fox also played for the Magic Johnson All-Stars, a touring team comprised of former professional players, and has worked as a coach at Magic Johnson Camps for 15 years.
I am very excited about the challenge ahead of me, stated Fox, who made the playoffs in all six of his CBA seasons. I feel that this is a good situation for success with a strong organizational foundation and a community hungry for a professional organization to support.
I learned from the best disciplinarian, Magic Johnson, that a strong work ethic and being a perfectionist ultimately will lead to success.
Fox and his Michigan Mayhem tip-off the CBA’s 59th consecutive season on Friday, November 19, when they host the Great Lakes Storm at the L.C. Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon.
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