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BOONE, N.C. — Jim Fox is the new men’s basketball coach at Appalachian State, Athletics Director Charlie Cobb announced Tuesday afternoon following approval by the university’s board of trustees.

Fox, who was associate head coach at Davidson, will be introduced during a press conference on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Appalachian State’s athletics center. The press conference is open to the public.

“We’re very excited to welcome Coach Fox to the Appalachian family,” Cobb said in a release. “He is well-respected across the country and his winning pedigree speaks for itself….”

Fox, an assistant coach at Davidson for the last 13 seasons and the program’s associate head coach the last two seasons, will replace Jason Capel, whose contract wasn’t extended after four seasons as the Mountaineers’ coach.

Davidson was 288-131 and won six Southern Conference titles during the time that Fox has been an assistant to Bob McKillop, who has won more games than any coach in Southern Conference history.

Fox, a native of Levittown, N.Y., is a 1995 graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo. He has a degree in political science.

Fox was an associate head coach for five seasons, and athletics director for one year, at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, N.Y., before joining Davidson’s staff in August of 2001.