Former basketball coach Scott Cross reaches settlement with UTA

The University of Texas at Arlington and former men‘s basketball head coach Scott Cross have finally reached a settlement.

On Monday, March 26, UTA athletic director Jim Baker of Cross and his staff. But because he was reassigned, he technically remained an employee of the university.

The terms of the deal were confirmed by Cross‘ attorney Joey McCutchen of the law firm McCutchen & Sexton.

McCutchen said that under the agreement Cross will be paid $400,000 of the $762,000 left on the remaining two years of his contract. The settlement amount will not be reduced if he is hired by another school.


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In 2016, he was given a contract extension that was through the 2019-20 season. In the 2016-2017 season, Cross led UTA to a school-record 27 wins. But the program more than $1 million, according to an analysis of financial reports obtained by the Star-Telegram through the state’s Open Records Act.

In the last three seasons at UTA, Cross has a combined record of 72-33. Due to his , McCutchen said that a number of universities are interested in his client, though he gave no further information.

UT Arlington its next men‘s basketball coach Friday at a noon press conference.

Texas Tech assistant Chis Ogden is the leading candidate to land the job, multiple sources.


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