Cal has parted ways with head coach Mark Fox after the program went 3-29 this season, according to a report.

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello shared that news on Thursday afternoon. Fox coached Cal for the past 4 seasons and departs with an overall record of 38-87.

Fox never gained any traction with the Golden Bears. Cal’s best season with Fox at the helm was 2018-19 (his 1st season) when it went 14-18.

Cal will now presumably begin a national search for its next head coach. This has proved to be a difficult job in recent years, as Cal has just 1 NCAA Tournament appearance in the last decade.

What this means for Cal

Cal could have a difficult time hiring a highly-sought after coach in this cycle. Other high-major job openings include Texas Tech, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Texas. Other programs like Georgia Tech, Stanford and Georgetown could also come open in the coming days.

The Golden Bears’ last NCAA Tournament victory came in 2013 under Mike Montgomery. Since then, Cal has hired 3 different head coaches. Only Cuonzo Martin has found any sort of success with the program.

Martin could become a candidate for the job. He parted ways with Missouri after last season and is currently available. He went 62-39 in 3 years as Cal’s head coach from 2015-17.