Men's Soccer / Inducted Oct. 11, 2013
The most prolific scorer in the history of the men’s soccer program, forward Mike Fox remains the “gold standard” when it comes to the Cal State Fullerton record books, embarking on an 11-year professional career following a standout four seasons with the Titans.
Although records are incomplete from his freshman season in 1979, Fox is Fullerton’s all-time leader in points with 119 and is the school record holder with 46 goals during a collegiate career that lasted until 1982. He holds three of the top 10 single-season scoring performances in school history, including a 40-point campaign as a senior in 1982 en route to second-team All-America honors on a career-high 17 goals -- a total that ranks tied for second in a season -- and six assists.
Fox also ranks second on the all-time list with 26 assists, including a single-season record of 13 assists as a sophomore in 1980 that still stands today.
However, his exploits on the pitch didn’t end there, beginning his professional career as a 1983 draft pick of the North American Soccer League’s New York Cosmos. He continued to play professionally until 1994, making stops with Las Vegas, Wichita, and St. Louis in the Major Indoor Soccer League, the Los Angeles Heat of the Western Soccer Alliance, and Milwaukee in the National Professional Soccer League, before ending his career with the Los Angeles Salsa of the American Professional Soccer League in 1994.
He finished his professional career with 104 goals and 80 assists in 296 career matches.
During that time, Fox also attracted attention from the United States National Team, spending time with the squad prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and leading the team in scoring. One of 18 Titans to be named to an Olympic squad, Fox played in all three matches for the United States at the 1984 Games, helping the red, white, and blue, to a 1-1-1 record in pool play. He was capped 16 times (11 starts) with the national team between 1984 and 1988, making his final appearance in a draw with Ecuador.