Bill Fox '79

Galion, Ohio, product Bill Fox helped lead the Grove City College men's basketball team to its first two NCAA Division III Championship Tour- nament appearances while emerging as one of the finest frontcourt players in program history.

Fox earned four letters from 1975 to 1979 and finished his career as the fourth-leading scorer in program history with 1,192 points. He also pulled down 748 total rebounds, which ranked third all-time upon his graduation.

He made an immediate impact as a freshman in 1975-76, as he led Grove City in both scoring and rebounding. Fox's efforts helped the Wolverines to a 16-6 record and an NCAA Tournament invitation. He also led Grove City in scoring and rebounding in each of the next two seasons.

As a senior, he again led the team in rebounds and finished second in scoring as the Wolverines went 18-7 overall and returned to the NCAA Championship Tournament. Fox earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors following the 1978-79 season. He also earned Grove City's Hustle Award three times.

Fox is one of just four Grove City players to have two or more seasons with at least 200 rebounds. Upon induction, he remains the most recent Grove City player to have 20 or more rebounds in one game.

During Fox's career, Grove City compiled a 57-35 overall record while playing primarily against scholarship-level opponents.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1979 and currently serves as president of Fox Plumbing & Heating, Inc.