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McCasland to leave A-State for North Texas

Former A-State Men's Basketball Coach Grant McCasland (Source: AStateRedWolves.com) Former A-State Men's Basketball Coach Grant McCasland (Source: AStateRedWolves.com)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The men's head basketball coach at A-State is Texas-bound after reports of being hired by the North Texas Mean Green.

Former A-State Men's Basketball Coach Grant McCasland led the Red Wolves to a 20-12 record in his first and only season.

The Red Wolves finished the season with an overtime loss to Louisiana-Monroe in the Sun Belt Tournament.

McCasland signed a 5-year deal back in April 2016 making $350,000 a year.

Per his contract, if McCasland leaves before the end of the contract he will owe A-State $500,000.

North Texas went 8-22 overall and 2-16 in CUSA this year.

A-State went 20-12 overall, and 11-7 in the Sun Belt this year.

Region 8 News has reached out to Arkansas State Athletics Director Terry Mohajir, and Coach McCasland several times, and have yet to hear back from either. 

The school did release this statement Monday afternoon.

Region 8 News will continue tracking this breaking news and update as more information comes in. 

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