Athletics & Recreation
Inducted in 2000
Category: Athlete - Basketball
The name Mickey Fox is synonymous with basketball at Saint Mary's. A native of Forest Hills, New York, this recruit of Coach Brian Heaney arrived on campus in 1971. The following year Mickey's leadership and offensive ability sparked a collection of eager but inexperienced players to Saint Mary's first ever national title; the 1972-73 CIAU Basketball Championship. Mickey was honored for his achievements with the Varsity Team when he was named Saint Mary's Athlete of the Year in 1973. Between 1972 and 1976 Mickey was chosen five times as an AUAA All-Star and four times as an All Canadian. Mickey was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 1975 and by the Portland Trailblazers in 1979.
A former coach of the Saint Mary's women's team, in 1992 he became Head Coach of Halifax's first professional basketball team, the Windjammers. A teacher at Rockingstone Heights Junior High School, Mickey's successes and broad experiences in basketball have combined with his exceptional reputation as an athlete and as an individual to make him a leading player in the education of youth in this province.
A popular motivational speaker, Mickey effectively addresses issues concerning drugs and alcohol before hundreds of attentive students each year. Besides helping kids to make the right choices, Mickey Fox has helped to develop local basketball talent and has been a valued contributor to the Halifax Community for over twenty-five years.
Portrait Artist: Barb Dorey
Portrait Art Photographer: Joe Chrvala