North Texas has hired Grant McCasland as basketball coach, the school announced Monday. McCasland spent the past season at Arkansas State, leading the Red Wolves to a 20-12 record.
Before joining Arkansas State in 2016, McCasland, 40, spent five seasons as an assistant at Baylor. McCasland also led programs at Midland Junior College and Midwestern State. He has a career record of 219-56. He is a native of Irving.
McCasland replaces Tony Benford, who was fired March 4 after the Mean Green finished 8-22 and 2-16 in Conference USA. He did not have a winning season in his five years.