INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, new IU basketball coach Archie Miller announced the addition of three assistant coaches, an Assistant Athletic Director for Basketball Administration and other support personnel to the program. All totaled, the group boasts more than 80 years of experience, coached multiple NCAA Tournament games and worked with a number of players who have gone on to enjoy tremendous success on the professional level.
“I’m very excited to be able to put together what I think will be one of the hardest working and gifted staffs in the country that will recruit, teach, mentor and develop the next generation of Indiana Hoosiers,” said Miller in a team release. “This group brings a wealth of experience in every facet of coaching and I can’t wait to work with them on a daily basis.”
Miller will bring Tom Ostrom with him from the University of Dayton, former Drexel and UMass head coach Bruiser Flint and UCLA assistant and former Wright State as well as Park Tudor High School head coach Ed Schilling to serve as assistant coaches. In addition, former Dayton Director of Basketball Operations Bill Comar will be Miller’s Assistant Athletic Director for Basketball Administration and Dayton Graduate Assistant Ben Sander will join the program in an administrative capacity. In addition to the new staff members, former Hoosier Derek Elston will return for his third year as the Director of Player Development.
“I think the first step in establishing excellence is to surround yourself with people who have the ability to make everyone they work with better,” added Miller. “We have a group that offers our young men in the program expertise that is second to none and should help them have the best experience possible as a student-athlete.”