Cal Bears Basketball Coaching Staff

Last Game

Colorado
Loss 51-56
Mar 13, 2019
Las Vegas, NV

Mark Fox

Head Coach

Mark Fox, a veteran coach who guided teams at Nevada and Georgia to multiple postseason berths during the course of his career, was named head men's basketball coach at Cal on March 29, 2019.

Fox compiled a 123-43 record in five seasons leading Nevada from 2005-09, a run that included four conference championships, three invitations to the NCAA Tournament and two trips to the CBI Tournament. He later served as head coach at Georgia for nine seasons from 2010-18 and amassed a 163-133 mark, leading the Bulldogs to a pair of NCAA Tournaments and three National Invitation Tournaments. With a career record of 286-176, he has averaged more than 20 wins per season over 14 years.

Fox will bring strong West Coast roots to Cal, as he began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Washington from 1991-93 before spending the next six seasons on staff at Kansas State. Fox then served as associate head coach at Nevada before taking over the lead role prior to the 2004-05 campaign.

Andrew Francis

Assistant Coach

California men’s basketball assistant Andrew Francis joined the Golden Bears in April 2019 with nearly two decades of Division I basketball coaching experience, including stints at Iowa, where he helped in rejuvenating the Hawkeyes program back into national prominence, and at perennial powerhouse Villanova.

Praised for his tireless recruiting efforts and player development, Francis served the Hawkeyes for nine seasons and was a member of the longest-tenured coaching staff in Division I basketball after becoming Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery’s first hire in April 2010. During his time in Iowa City, the Hawkeyes averaged 20 wins in eight consecutive seasons and won at least 18 games per season for six straight seasons (2012-17), while attendance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena increased by more than 50 percent. The Hawkeyes were one of just three teams to finish in the upper division of the Big Ten in at least six of his last seven seasons.

In Francis’ final season with the Hawkeyes, Iowa amassed 23 victories – the program’s second-highest total in more than a decade – and was nationally ranked for 16 consecutive weeks. With his help over the last decade, Iowa regained its footing as a national powerhouse, achieving its highest national ranking since 1987 when the Hawkeyes earned a No. 3 ranking in January 2016. The Hawkeyes were ranked in both major polls in each of the final 11 weeks of the 2016 season. In 2013, Iowa tallied 25 wins and reached the NIT Championship game.

Chris Harriman

Assistant Coach

The first assistant hired to head coach Mark Fox’s staff, Chris Harriman joined the Golden Bears in April 2019 after serving under notable names such as Rick Majerus (Saint Louis), Tim Miles (Nebraska) and Paul Weir (New Mexico).

Harriman arrived in Berkeley after four seasons as the associate head coach at the University of New Mexico, where he oversaw all aspects of the basketball program, including scheduling, recruiting and player development. He started with the Lobos under head coach Craig Neal in April 2015 and was the only assistant retained after Paul Weir was hired as New Mexico’s new head coach in 2017.

In 2017-18, Harriman helped the Lobos finish third in the Mountain West in the regular season after being selected to finish ninth overall. New Mexico earned a Mountain West Tournament first-round bye and reached the conference title game for the first time since 2014, while Harriman helped develop Antino Jackson as an All-Mountain West Defensive Team selection.

Marty Wilson

Assistant Coach

Lamar "Marty" Wilson joined the Golden Bears as an assistant coach for Wyking Jones in April 2018, and was the lone member of the coaching staff retained after Mark Fox was hired as Cal’s head coach in March 2019.

Wilson served seven seasons at the helm for his alma mater, Pepperdine, before coming to Berkeley. During his first season with the Bears, the squad ranked within the Pac-12’s top three in steals (3rd, 7.6 spg), turnover margin (2nd, +2.8), and Cal ended the regular season with three consecutive victories, sweeping the Washington schools and winning at Stanford.

In Malibu, Wilson helped transform the Waves from a 10-win team in his first season to back-to-back 18-win seasons in 2014-15 and 2015-16, marking their first consecutive winning seasons since 2001-03. Pepperdine finished fourth in the West Coast Conference in both the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and the 2015 squad allowed just 61.6 points and finished the season second in the nation in three-point field goal percentage defense (27.0 percent).

Trent Johnson

Men's Basketball Analyst

Trent Johnson returned to the Bay Area and reunited with Mark Fox to serve as a men’s basketball analyst in a special assistant role, joining the Golden Bear staff in April 2019 after a 17-year head coaching career and nearly four decades in the collegiate coaching business.

A Berkeley, Calif., native, Johnson helmed the men’s basketball programs at Nevada (1999-2004), where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013, as well as at Stanford (2004-08), LSU (2008-2012) and TCU (2012-16). He also served as a collegiate assistant coach at Utah (1986-89), Washington (1989-92), Rice (1992-96). Stanford (1996-99) and Louisville (2017-18).

In his analyst role for the Bears, Johnson supports day-to-day student-athlete development and mentorship off the court and serves as an assistant to Fox. He also contributes to game planning and scouting, plus opponent analysis.

Jordan Jackson

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Strength and Conditioning coach Jordan Jackson joined the Golden Bears in April 2017 and enters his second season at Cal in 2018-19.

Tasked with helping the Golden Bears develop size, strength and speed to match Wyking Jones' high-pressure offense, Jackson's contribution to the Bears' strength and conditioning varies from weight training to hot yoga and stadium or sand court workouts. His first-year contributions were most evident in center Kingsley Okoroh. Jackson helped Okoroh drop 14 lbs. of weight during the summer of 2017, improving his lean body mass from 245.8 to 252 -- a gain of 7 lbs. of muscle. His fat measured at 8.4, down from 18.7 in June, including a nearly four percent drop in body fat from 9 percent to 5.1 percent.

Jackson came to Berkeley after serving as an assistant athletic performance coach for the UCLA men’s and women’s basketball programs from May 2015 to April 2017, where he designed workouts aimed at improving his student-athletes’ speed, agility, acceleration, power and flexibility while implementing conditioning and recovery programs to allow their bodies to thrive throughout basketball season.

 
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