UALR hires director of basketball operations

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced the hiring of a new director of basketball operations.

UALR head coach Steve Shields said Tuesday that Ted Crass will take over the post after spending the past five years as a student manager and player for the Trojans. Crass will oversee academics, living arrangements, team travel accommodations, video exchange and work as a liaison between the team and community outreach programs.

Crass spent three years as a student manager at UALR before being added to the team roster during the 2011-12 season. He was elected a team captain as a senior last season.

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