Mike Fox News Archive

Chansky’s Notebook: Reece Holbrook is More Than a Feel-Good Story

It’s been a nightmare turned a dream-come-true for Reece Holbrook. Carolina alumni and fans, especially those who follow Tar Heel baseball closely, remember the name Reece Holbrook for several reasons. His mom was ’ administrative assistant, his dad was a coach on ’s staff and he had a childhood sickness that triggered a movement. (

Mike Fox Named ABCA Atlantic Region Coach Of The Year

UNC coach has been tabbed as the American Baseball Coaches Association's Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. This is Fox's fourth time earning the award after winning three consecutive years from 2006-2008. UNC finished with a 44-20 record and went 28-6 in the ACC, winning the Coastal Division and earning the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament. (

UNC Baseball: Kicking The Door Down

From a 7-7 start to the first College World Series appearance by a UNC team since 2013, this group of players endeared themselves to fans like few of its predecessors have. That made Wednesday's loss so much more difficult. coach said as much after the game. "The end of the season, it stinks. And it's especially hard when you have such a great group of kids." (

Mike Fox and North Carolina Agree In Principle To Contract Extension

UNC and have reached an agreement in principle for Fox to remain as the head baseball coach. Fox just completed his 20th season as head coach at his alma mater. The 2018 ACC Coach of the Year led the Tar Heels to a first-place finish in the ACC for the second consecutive season and a seventh berth in the College World Series in the last 13 years. (

UNC Baseball coach Mike Fox expects to have new contract signed soon

UNC baseball coach , returning Thursday with the Tar Heels from the College World Series, says he has a lot planned for the next few days. Among Fox's to-do items: put the final touches on a new contract. Fox, whose contract ends June 30, said he expects to reach an agreement soon with UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham and continue as coach. (Charlotte Observer)

With UNC's College World Series run over, what's next for Mike Fox?

If North Carolina had won the College World Series, finally delivering his long-sought national title on the seventh try, some people close to him wondered if he might go out on top and retire. With the Tar Heels eliminated after Wednesday night's loss to Oregon State, what now? Fox's contract expires at the end of the month. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Chansky’s Notebook: An Old Nemesis Roars Back

should lobby for baseball to be seven innings. Because eight has not been a good number for his Tar Heels in the College World Series — and for long before that. In his eighth trip to Omaha as a player and coach for Carolina, Fox’s team was sent home by eighth innings. If it wasn’t for Oregon State, the Tar Heels could have been playing for their third NCAA title. (

UNC Baseball’s New Foundation

Of all seven teams that has brought to the College World Series in Omaha, this one most bore a resemblance to the very first squad in 2006, not in terms of talent, but in its youth and novelty of this grand event. When drove a 2-1 pitch over the left field wall and just inside the foul pole, there was an unbridled joy on display in the Tar Heels’ celebration. (Inside Carolina)

Mike Fox, UNC Players Post-Oregon State Press Conference Quotes

: "Well, the end of the season, it stinks. It's especially hard when you have such a great group of kids. Probably not one of our most talented teams that we've had at UNC, but perhaps our most unselfish, toughest, grittiest just determined to get here. These guys up here and the rest of them, they were so much fun to be around. And sorry we couldn't get it done." (ASAP Sports)

Chansky’s Notebook: Undeserved Fate?

The Tar Heels might have lost, 12-2, on one bad pitch. It seems ridiculous to say, but if UNC could have gotten out of the second inning against Mississippi State Tuesday, the Diamond Heels might have beaten the Bulldogs instead of getting crushed in the eight-run eighth. Despite crawling back to 4-2, UNC had one of those innings said has given him nightmares. (

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