Fox will replace Wyking Jones, who was fired last week after just two seasons in Berkeley.
Former Georgia coach Mark Fox was named Cal's new head coach, the school announced Friday.
Sports Illustrated's Jon Rothstein reported earlier the two were finalizing a deal.
Fox will replace Wyking Jones, who was fired last week after two seasons in Berkeley.
Fox, 50, was out of basketball last season after being fired by Georgia following a nine-year stretch with the Bulldogs. During his tenure, the team went 163–133 and made two NCAA tournament appearances.
Fox also served as Nevada's head coach for five seasons, posting a 123–43 record and leading the Wolf Pack to four regular season WAC titles and three tournament appearances. He advanced past the first round in two of those tournaments.
Cal is coming off the worst two-season stretch in program history. The Bears went 16-47 during the span and suffered a school-record 16-game losing skid this season.