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Basketball: Cross hired to coach Toledo

Joe Meixell | Monday, April 14, 2008

Former Notre Dame assistant coach Gene Cross was named Toledo’s new head coach Friday.

The last two seasons, Cross was an assistant under Irish head coach Mike Brey, who said Cross was an instrumental part of the team’s success over that span.

“He has done a fabulous job here for us at Notre Dame,” Brey said in a press release. “… The Notre Dame basketball family is going to miss Gene and we wish him nothing but the best as he embarks on this exceptional opportunity.”

Cross came to Notre Dame after spending six seasons at Illinois-Chicago, three seasons at DePaul, and one season at Virginia.

“I’m excited about joining the tradition of Toledo basketball,” Cross told sportsnetwork.com. “I look forward to building on that tradition and taking the program to the next step.”