Scott Cross

Scott Cross (born December 3, 1974)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Troy Trojans
Current conference: Sun Belt Conference
Texas-Arlington record: 225-161 (.583)
Troy record: 80-76 (.513)
Overall record: 305-237 (.563)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Troy
2018-2019 TCU (asst)
2006-2018 Texas-Arlington
1998-2006 Texas-Arlington (asst)

Scott Cross Facts

  • Scott Michael Cross
  • Born December 3, 1974
  • Hometown: Arlington, Texas
  • Alma Mater: University of Texas at Arlington (BS, 1998)
  • An Arlington native, Cross played three years at Texas-Arlington under head coach Eddie McCarter
  • Started his coaching career at his alma mater immediately after graduation, working for McCarter as an assistant for eight years
  • Promoted to head coach in April 2006, leading the Mavericks to 21 wins and a berth in 2008 NCAA Tournament in just his second season
    • Cross’ teams are responsible for the four winningest seasons in program history, including a 27-9 mark in 2016-17
    • Fired in March 2018 after twelve seasons as the Mavericks’ head coach
  • Joined Jamie Dixon‘s staff at TCU in April 2018 as an assistant coach; it was his first-ever coaching job somewhere other than UTA
  • Hired in March 2019 to be the new head coach of the Troy Trojans
    • Through five seasons at the helm, Cross is 80-76 overall; Trojans won 20 games in 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24
  • Along with his wife, Jennifer, has three sons

Scott Cross Coaching Tree