NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt men’s basketball head coach Jerry Stackhouse announced that Andy Fox will serve as an associate head coach. Entering his fourth season on staff, Fox spent his first two seasons as the director of scouting and recruiting before serving as general manager in 2021-22.
“I’m excited to announce Andy Fox as our new associate head coach,” Stackhouse said. “Over the past three seasons, Andy has worked tirelessly to support our vision and to help revitalize Commodore men’s basketball. Andy’s knowledge and expertise in college athletics, university policy and NCAA legislation has been a tremendous asset in laying the foundation for our program’s success. As we move forward, I know that his coaching experience combined with his passion for Vanderbilt basketball, makes him an amazing fit for this new role. I’m excited for Andy and his family, and I know our program will continue to thrive as he ascends into this new role.”
Fox has been instrumental to the Commodores’ improvement over the last three seasons, helping Vandy to its first winning record since 2016-17 after advancing to the quarterfinals of the NIT this past season.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to continue serving Coach Stackhouse and Vanderbilt University,” Fox said. “There is unprecedented momentum all throughout campus. I am excited about the new role and my ability to contribute to the exciting trajectory of our program under Coach Stackhouse.”
During his career, Fox has coached six student-athletes who went on to the NBA. He has helped mentor 32 all-conference players and has experience working in a number of conferences throughout the Southeast including the SEC, American Athletic Conference, Conference USA and Southern Conference.
In his previous role as Vandy’s general manager, Fox oversaw the Commodores’ on-campus recruiting, underclassmen recruiting, off-campus recruiting, program enhancement and special capital projects, and he also coordinated nonconference scheduling games and ELITE camps. He also assisted with the oversight of the program’s managers and graduate managers.
Fox arrived at Vanderbilt after serving as the director of basketball operations at Louisiana Tech for four seasons. For the Bulldogs, he handled team travel, coordination of student-athlete recruiting, directing summer basketball camps, game and practice planning, basketball analytics and team scheduling while serving as the program’s compliance liaison and budget manager.
Louisiana Tech registered four consecutive winning seasons in his time in Ruston — including a pair of 23-win seasons. Fox was instrumental in the development of Bulldog forward Erik McCree, who went on to play for the Utah Jazz.
Prior to Louisiana Tech, Fox spent five years as an assistant coach and director of operations at Tulane. As an assistant, his primary role was recruiting, game preparation and player development. He helped Tulane to back-to-back postseason appearances with a trip to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament in 2012-13 and to the College Basketball Invitational in 2013-14. In 2012-13, the Green Wave posted a 20-15 record, the program’s first and only 20-win season since 2000.
While at Tulane, Fox contributed to the recruitment and development of NBA players Cameron Reynolds (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Melvin Frazier (Orlando Magic). In 2018, Frazier became the first NBA draft pick from Tulane since 1997.
On the recruiting trail, Fox helped the Green Wave recruit Ricky Tarrant, the 2012 Conference USA Freshman of the Year. Tarrant became the second player in league history to earn Freshman of the Year and first team all-conference honors in the same season since Derrick Rose.
Fox also spent four seasons as an assistant coach at The Citadel. While there, he helped guide the Bulldogs to their most successful stretch in program history, including a school-record 20 wins and the program’s first postseason appearance in 2009. Fox was a key member of The Citadel coaching staff that recruited and developed all-time leading scorer Cameron Wells.
Prior to his arrival at The Citadel, Fox served as a graduate assistant at Tennessee, one year each under Bruce Pearl and Buzz Peterson. While with the Volunteers in 2006, the team captured the SEC East title and earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in 2004 in economics and health science from Cornell (Iowa), where he played basketball for four years. Fox was fifth all-time in assists and seventh all-time in steals in school history. He was a two-year captain, earning All-Iowa Conference honors in 2004.
Fox completed his master’s in sports psychology from Tennessee’s sports studies program in 2006.
Stackhouse also announced that Adam Mazarei, who has served as an assistant coach for the past three seasons, will be promoted to associate head coach.