Fox, if hired, would be App State's third coach in the last six years. He has spent the last 13 seasons at Davidson under Coach Bob McKillop. The Wildcats are 288-130 and have won six Southern Conference titles during Foxs time there. Fox was promoted to associate head coach before the 2012-13 season.
App State's first choice for head coach, Mike Rhoades, an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth, chose Rice University over the Mountaineers; Bobby Lutz, a Catawba County native an associate head coach at North Carolina State University, withdrew his name from consideration.
Mike Young, the mens basketball coach at Wofford College, and Duggar Baucom, the coach at Virginia Military Institute, were also potential candidates for the App State coaching job.