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MSU Moving On After McCasland

Just a week after losing in the Elite Eight, Midwestern State lost their coach.

Wednesday Grant McCasland was introduced as the new Head Coach of Abilene Christian's Mens Basketball team.

In his introductory news conference in Abilene he talked about his reasons for leaving what seemed to be a dynasty in the making at Midwestern State, to take over a team that has only one winning season in the last twelve years.

Meanwhile, back in Wichita Falls, Midwestern state held its own press conference at D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

Athletic Director Charlie Carr, along with out-going senior star Chris Hagan, talked about the future of the program.

While Carr mentioned that he woke up Wednesday morning with "twenty voicemails" from coaches interested in the job, the feeling in the room was that maybe the best candidate was already in the room--McCasland's top assistant Nelson Haggerty.

During the press conference, Hagan talked about the players' sentiment that Haggerty and fellow assistant Tres Segler stay around, and Carr acknowledged that while that's certainly an option, of course he'll have to put plenty of thought into it.

After the press conference Newschannel 6 sat down and talked one-on-one with Haggerty.

He said that he hopes to be able to raise his family here in Wichita Falls.

He also said he holds no hard feelings towards his former boss.

Click on the video to hear from McCasland, Carr, Hagan and Haggerty!

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