Ben Stanfield sits down with head coaches Scott Cross and Chip Lindsey to discuss Troy Athletics.
The coaches were in Dothan Tuesday as a part of the Trojan Tour. Head men’s basketball coach Scott Cross and head football coach Chip Lindsey are new to the program.
“I’m just so excited. I can feel it everywhere on the campus. The community is so supportive of the Troy athletics program and I’m so happy to be apart,” Cross said.
For Lindsey, things have been in an uproar since last November. Lindsey moved to Kansas after agreeing to take a job there. However, the Troy job became available after the departure of Neal Brown, so Lindsey moved back to Alabama to take the Troy job.
“Yeah, the transition has been great. Troy has been a place I always dreamed of and the opportunity was there, so I took it,” Lindsey said.
The Trojan Tour is an event that occurs every year to get fans’ support of the athletic program. Both coaches expressed how important an event like the tour is.
“It’s a chance for us to connect with the Wiregrass people especially our fans,” Lindey said.
“We hope to see people there so we can tell them how we’ll appreciate their support this year. We want to have the best home court advantage for all sports in the Sun Belt Conference,” Cross said.
Both coaches were hired by then Athletic Director Jeremy Mcclain. Mcclain is currently the athletic director for Southern Miss. As of now, the athletic director position at Troy has not been entirely filled.
“Troy is a special place because of the people that has been here for a while. Troy has been spot on with hiring the right people to fit the job, so we’ll just continue what we do best, and we can fit in with whoever,” Lindsey said.
If you would like to keep up with Scott Cross and Chip Lindsey, follow them on Twitter at @CoachScottCross and @CLindsey_TROY