Head coach Scott Cross and staff relieved of coaching duties, Director of Athletics Jim Baker announced.
DJ Bryant plays point guard at Riverview High School in Sarasota, Fla.
Kenneth Mangrum comes to UTA after being an assistant at Sam Houston State.
A few photos from the postgame ceremony following UTA's win over Niagara at the Barclays Center Classic.
Mangrum arrived at UT Arlington in September, 2014 after serving as an assistant on Jason Hooten's staff at Sam Houston State. A former standout player at North Texas, Mangrum joined SHSU in September 2013.Mangrum also spent four seasons as an assistant at Angelo State under Fred Rike, who coached Scott Cross in 1994-95 at Tyler Junior College. After earning his bachelor's degree from UNT in 2002, Mangrum worked three years as a graduate assistant on the Mean Green coaching staff. He was also an instructor in UNT's Department of Kinesiology until receiving his master's degree in kinesiology in spring 2005.
Known as a defensive specialist during his playing days at UNT, Mangrum also led the squad in free-throw percentage as a junior and was selected to the Indiana Hoosier Classic All-Tournament Team the same season.
The Waco native coached two seasons at Athens High School, including the 2006-07 year as the Hornets' head boy's basketball coach. Mangrum and his wife, Leah, have two daughters, Brianna and Makaira and one son, Kendin.
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