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Rick Cross attended Cape Fear Community College after graduating from Apex High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he attended on a basketball scholarship. He started his first year of teaching at SWA on August 2, 2012, the first day of soccer practice, and he and Coach Thomas led the 2012 SWA soccer team to earning the title of Conference Co-Ed Runner-up Champion. As basketball coach, he led the SWA Men’s Varsity Basketball team to being undefeated in their conference’s regular season, winning the regular season championship. They also won the end-of-season conference tournament—winning the Central Carolina Athletic League (CCAL) championship. Coach Cross has one son, Jaylen, and his hometown is Raleigh, NC.

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