Men’s basketball assistant Scott Cross set to become Troy University’s next head coach

first_imgGarrett Podell Garrett Podell Linkedin Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Facebook Twitter Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Scott Cross grins from ear-to-ear during his introductory press conference at TCU last April. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Garrett Podell Facebook Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett Podell The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Previous articleChancellor’s town hall holds potential for students to spark changeNext articleSpectrum’s ‘A Night of Drag’ sets a high bar for future events Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt printScott Cross grins from ear-to-ear during his introductory press conference at TCU last April. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoTCU assistant coach Scott Cross is heading to Troy University to become the head men’s basketball coach, Jeremy McClain, senior vice chancellor for athletics, announced Tuesday.“I’m forever indebted to Coach Dixon for giving me the opportunity to be a part of his staff and I’m fired up to take the things I’ve learned during my time at TCU and put them to work in my next job,” Cross said. “Even though I won’t be a part of the the Horned Frog program next season, I’ll remain one of TCU’s biggest fans and try to catch as many games as I can on TV.”All assistant coaches will be given the day off tomorrow, which Cross said he will use to fly out to Alabama for his introductory presser Thursday. However, he made clear that he will make his way back to Fort Worth to be with the Horned Frogs through the conclusion of the season.“This program gave me a chance to get back on my feet, and I came to TCU to help win championships, so I’ll be with the team through their run in New York if we defeat Creighton tonight,” he said.Cross is in his first season on Jamie Dixon’s staff at TCU after being fired from his alma mater as UT-Arlington’s all-time winningest coach. He went 225-161 in 12 seasons at in Arlington, leading the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2008. Despite his new job requiring the uprooting of his family, something he appreciated not having to do when making the transition from UTA to TCU, he said it still allows him to be closer to his family.“Remaining in our house in Mansfield while working at TCU gives me a 40 to 45-minute commute, but in Troy we’ll get a house super close to campus, which will give me the flexibility to spend more time with my kids since I’ll have a significantly shorter drive to work.”Cross will replace Phil Cunningham at Troy. Troy is coming off consecutive losing seasons, although Cunningham led the program to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.Even though Cross is leaving TCU, he said he’ll take some of Jamie Dixon’s defining qualities with him to Troy.“I’ve marveled at watching the way he prepares for opponents and the consistent drilling of offensive fundamentals as well as the intensity in which he makes everyone around him believe that the goals set in front of us are attainable,” Cross said. “The preparation is probably one of the things that stands out the most about Coach Dixon.”With Cross not returning next season, Dixon has two assistant coaching vacancies on his staff this offseason. Corey Barker was fired by the university after being linked to the FBI college basketball corruption case. Dixon lauded his assistant for earning another shot as head coach since he looks to hire assistants who are goal-driven. “Excited for Scott Cross to get excited to coach at Troy, and it shows that TCU gets a lot of respect to have two TCU guys get Division I jobs,” Dixon said. “I tell assistants that I want them to get head-coaching jobs, so I think that’s why we’re able to get good assistants. It’s something I take great pride in. The first time I was panicked when an assistant was hired away, but now I relish it since you want the best. Those are the ones we’ve got.”The Horned Frogs advanced to New York City for the NIT seminfinals at Madison Square Garden with the 71-58 victory over Creighton. They face the winner of Wednesday’s match-up between Texas and Colorado on April 2nd. Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt + posts last_img read more

China Bans EGCS Wash Water Discharge in Coastal Waters

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Wartsila China has banned the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) in coastal waters, Reuters cited an official from the country’s Maritime Safety Administration (MSA).The development is a part of an update of China’s domestic emission control area (DECA) regulations, which took effect from January 1, 2019. The ban, applying to wash water used to strip hazardous sulfur emissions from engine exhaust gases, is among the country’s efforts to reduce pollution of its coastal seas.The new rule affects inland ECAs, port waters under coastal DECA and the Bohai Bay, however, it would not be extended to all of China’s territorial waters because of the increased costs for the shipping industry, the MSA official told Reuters.China’s move comes on the back of a similar measure unveiled by Singapore in November 2018. At the time, the Port of Singapore said it would prohibit the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas scrubbers in its waters when the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 fuel oil sulphur limit enters into force.Singapore launched several initiatives to ban the discharge of wash water from scrubbers into certain regions as the contents of the released water include heavy metals and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, potentially posing a risk to marine life.As a result, ships fitted with open-loop scrubbers calling at Singapore would be required to use compliant fuel, while ships fitted with hybrid scrubbers would need to switch to the closed-loop mode of operation.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more