The Appalachian State Mountaineers might not be on the lips of every college basketball fan, but it is a pretty solid program. Well, solid enough that they aren’t the bottom-feeders of the college basketball world. However, last season wasn’t all that swell and it resulted in the firing of Jason Capel (9-21 last year). That move did result in a little Jim Fox news, though.
On Tuesday, Appalachian State announced that Jim Fox would be taking over the head coaching duties.
Fox is a former Davidson assistant under Bob McKillop. He served different forms of assistant roles for that program for 13 years.
The move has more ramifications in the short-term than just getting a new head coach. Appalachian State is leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference for the 2014-2015 season.
While the news is official, a press conference is scheduled for this morning to make the news officially official (I guess?).