Troy agrees to contract extension with Scott Cross

Published 2:36 pm Friday, March 15, 2024

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As was previously reported by ESPN’s Pete Thamel, The Messenger has confirmed that Troy University has reached a contract extension with head men’s basketball coach Scott Cross.

According to Thamel, the contract extension is a four-year extension that comes with a salary increase plus an increase in the assistant coaching salary pool and more budgetary support.

“I am very excited for the continued leadership of Coach Scott Cross in our Men’s basketball program,” Troy Athletic Director Brent Jones said. “In addition, I am very thankful for the commitment and support from Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr. and Troy University that provides the necessary resources for our student-athletes and athletic programs in their pursuit of championships.

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“Coach Cross has changed the trajectory of Troy men’s basketball with producing three straight 20-win seasons, and galvanized our fan base while setting attendance, ticket sales and revenue records for the men’s basketball program.”

Cross has led Troy for the past five seasons to an 80-76 record with three straight 20-win seasons. His Trojans went 20-12 this season and 13-5 in the Sun Belt, which was the best conference record for the Trojans under Cross.

Prior to coming to Troy, Cross spent 12 seasons as the head coach at his alma mater UT-Arlington where his teams went 225-161. He recorded the most wins in UTA history while there. He was also an assistant coach at UTA from 1998 until 2006.