Indiana University is now in the market for a new head coach for its men’s basketball program. Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Dolson announced this afternoon Archie Miller has been fired after four seasons with the Hoosiers.
The announcement follows IU’s 61-50 loss to Rutgers in the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament last week.
“In the days following the completion of our season in the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, I have spent a great deal of time evaluating our recruiting, student-athlete development, leadership development, and playing philosophy and strategy,” said Dolson. “That review, combined with the on-court results, ultimately led me to conclude that a change in leadership of our program is warranted at this time. I shared my assessment with Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, and he accepted my recommendation.”
Dolson said he is not establishing a search committee to find Miller’s successor, though he will the university and experts to recruit a new coach.
“The work to find the next leader of Indiana Basketball will begin immediately, and I will seek a chief executive that I can partner with to reestablish the brand and national presence of Indiana Basketball,” he said.
Dolson adds the department will use philanthropic funding to cover the transition costs and obligations related to the change in leadership. He says there will be no charges to the university’s budget.
Our partners at WISH-TV report Dolson will hold a press conference to discuss the decision at 4:00 p.m. today.