Mike Woodson announces staff changes for Indiana basketball
Just two days after parting ways with assistant coach Dane Fife, Indiana head coach Mike Woodson has announced the staff alterations he’s making for the basketball program heading into the offseason.
On Friday, Indiana University released a statement regarding the changes to the staff for the 2022-23 season.
Kenya Hunter and Yasir Rosemond will be taking on new roles as associate head coaches for the upcoming season. Brian Walsh, who previously served as the team’s recruiting coordinator, will be an assistant coach.
Fife and Indiana parted ways after just one season. He had previously spent a decade on Tom Izzo’s staff at Michigan State before taking the job on Woodson’s staff with the Hoosiers.
“I think it’s extremely important for our program that we continue to build on what we were able to accomplish this season and my first priority was to heighten the roles of Kenya and Yasir and allow Brian to broaden his responsibilities with an on-floor coaching role,” Woodson said in a statement. “I like the direction we are headed and appreciate their efforts and collaboration in helping the Indiana University basketball program reach its full potential.”
Indiana made its first tournament appearance since 2016 in the first year under Woodson. The Hoosiers finished the year with a 21-14 record, which included big victories over Notre Dame, Ohio State and Purdue in the regular season. They also tallied victories over Michigan and Illinois in the B1G Tournament.
Woodson led the Hoosiers to an NCAA Tournament victory this year, as Indiana defeated Wyoming in the First Four to advance to the Round of 64.