Archie Miller officially has his coaching staff.
The new IU men’s basketball head coach will bring former Dayton assistant Tom Ostrom, former Drexel head coach Bruiser Flint and former UCLA assistant Ed Schilling into Bloomington as assistant coaches according to a release from IU athletics.
In addition, former Dayton Director of Basketball Operations Bill Comar will be the Assistant Athletic Director for Basketball Administration at IU and former Dayton Graduate Assistant Ben Sander will join the program in an administrative capacity. Director of Player Development Derek Elston will also return for his third season on the coaching staff.
"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. "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."
Ostrom has been an assistant to Miller since 2011 at Dayton and got his first coaching role for Billy Donovan at Florida in 1998. Ostrom served as the Gators’ administrative assistant and video coordinator for five seasons and spent his final two years with the program as an assistant coach.
Ostrom went on to join John Pelphrey at South Alabama for three seasons and followed him to Arkansas in 2007 for four more years. In his final year with the Razorbacks, Ostrom helped bring in the seventh-rated recruiting class in the country before joining Miller at Dayton.
Flint, a Philadelphia native, will get his first coaching gig in the Midwest. A 1987 graduate of St. Joseph’s, Flint became an assistant at Coppin State following his playing days. Two years later he joined current Kentucky head coach John Calipari’s staff at Massachusetts as an assistant in 1989.
Flint was part of five consecutive Atlantic-10 titles at UMass and made five consecutive NCAA tournaments and one Final Four under the direction of Calipari. When his head coach left for the NBA in 1996, Flint took over and led the Minutemen to two consecutive NCAA tournament appearances.
Flint struggled in his final three seasons as the UMass head coach, however, and finished with a record above .500 just once while failing to make the NCAA Tournament.
He resigned and took over as head coach at Drexel but won just one conference championship in 15 years and never made the NCAA Tournament. His career head coaching record is 331-289.
Schilling brings strong Indiana ties to the staff. He was the head coach at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis from 2009 to 2012. He was 87-18 in four years and won two IHSAA Class 2A state titles before joining Steve Alford’s staff at UCLA.
Schilling was also the high school head coach of former IU guard Yogi Ferrell.
He was also a member of the Massachusetts coaching staff with Flint in the 1995-96 season when the Minutemen reached the Final Four and followed Calipari to the NBA for one year. Schilling spent six years as head coach of Wright State before joining Calipari again, this time at Memphis in 2003.
Schilling spent two seasons with Calipari with the Tigers while compiling a 44-24 record. In 2007, Schilling trained and coached the Adidas High School All-American team.
He also spent the summer months preparing players such as Greg Oden, Mike Conley, Mario Chalmers and Gordon Hayward prior to the NBA draft before taking the head-coaching role at Park Tudor.
"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," Miller said. "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."
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