JONESBORO, Ark. - Arkansas State University has an opening for a head basketball coach after it was confirmed Monday that Grant McCasland is taking the head coaching job at North Texas.
According to reports, A-State will receive a $500,000 buyout. McCasland had been with the Red Wolves for less than a year and had signed a five-year contract.
Under McCasland, the team won 20 games but lost six of the last eight.
McCasland is a native of Irving, Texas and a graduate of Baylor University.
Arkansas State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir released the following statement Monday:
“I was informed today by Coach McCasland that, due to his family situation in Texas, he has accepted a job at another institution... We wish him and his family the best moving forward.
There is no question in my mind that we will find a strong individual to lead our men’s basketball program... There are a lot of exceptional attributes attached to this basketball program, and I believe this position will attract outstanding coaches.”
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