On Thursday, Indiana put out a press release, officially announcing that three assistant coaches would be joining Archie Miller’s staff at Bloomington. The three should offer a huge boost to a Hoosier program trying to get back among the nation’s elite.
Here’s a brief look at all three hires.
-Bruiser Flint (Assistant Coach)
Perhaps the most notable new hire for Miller’s staff will be the hiring of Bruiser Flint. He has 29 years of coaching experience, including 20 years as a head coach at Drexel and UMass. He has earned four CAA Coach of the Year Awards and four NABC District Court of the Year awards.
Along with his head coaching experience, Flint also served as an assistant coach for seven years under John Calipari at UMass and has had three separate stints with USA Basketball.
-Tom Ostrom (Assistant Coach)
Miller will also be bringing a familiar name with him to Bloomington. Tom Ostrom is set to join his staff after spending six years with Miller at Dayton as an assistant coach. Obviously, one would guess that the familiarity should add some major comfort to both sides.
Along with his time at Dayon, Ostrom has also served as an assistant coach at Arkansas, South Alabama, and Florida. Ostrom is also familiary with the Big Ten, having graduated from Minnesota.
-Ed Schilling (Assistant Coach)
The final addition to the staff came in a bit of a twist, as Ed Schilling opted to leave UCLA to fill a similar role at Indiana. He helped UCLA reach three Sweet 16 appearances in his four seasons in Los Angeles.
Schilling is a native of Lebanon, Indiana and previously served as an assistant coach at Memphis under John Calipari and as the head coach of Wright State in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Indiana also noted that Bill Comar will serve as Miller’s Assistant Athletic Director for Basketball Administration, Ben Sander will join the program in an administrative capacity, and that former Hoosier Derek Elston will once again serve as the Director of Player Development.