Murray State University Director of Athletics Allen Ward announced that Rob Cross will not return for a 10th season at the helm of the Women’s Basketball program.
“This was a very difficult decision as I think the world of Rob and his family,” said Ward. “He’s a class act and I’m grateful for his service and dedication to the university. He’s a great ambassador for Murray State.”
“I appreciate all that Coach Cross has done for the women’s basketball program as both an assistant and as head coach,” continued Ward. “But after fully evaluating all facets of the program, I believe a change will help us be more consistent, establish a clearer identity, and give the program a boost of energy and direction it seems to be lacking.”
Cross finishes his career at Murray State with an overall record of 120-147, 66-84 in Ohio Valley Conference play.
“I’m excited about what the future may hold for women’s basketball at Murray State,” Ward expressed. “I believe that we have the facilities, resources, and support to be among the best in the OVC year in and year out. I’ll be looking for a new coach that can make that happen.”
A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.