Brian Walsh hired as Director of Basketball Operations


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The final pieces of Archie Miller’s staff at IU are coming together.

Miller announced Tuesday the hiring of Brian Walsh as Director of Basketball Operations for the Hoosiers.

Walsh previously worked with Miller at Dayton for the past three seasons, first as a graduate assistant for two seasons and spent last season as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations.

“Brian has a great mind for the game and was an invaluable member of our staff the past three years,” Miller said in an IU Athletics press release.

“He had a great rapport with our players and a tremendous understanding of the game. His unique talents in so many areas will be a great asset to our program.”

Brett Burman had been IU’s Director of Basketball Operations for the past two seasons.

While at Dayton, Walsh assisted in day-to-day administrative duties, including academic services, recruiting, housing, team meals, community service and player services.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to become a part of Hoosier Nation,” Walsh said in the release. “It’s an honor to be able to join Coach Miller and his staff. I’m really looking forward to taking the next step in my professional career and I could not ask for a better opportunity than what will be available to me by working alongside such a talented and respected group.”

Walsh graduated from Akron University where he led the MAC Conference in three-point field goal percentage as a junior hitting 44.2% from three-point range in conference play. He transferred to 
Akron from Xavier University following the 2009-2010 

Overall during his collegiate career, he shot 40.9-percent from three. His junior year, he averaged 8.3 points per game and 7.2 points per game as a senior. In his time at Akron, the Zips won 48 games in two seasons, including the 2013 regular season MAC 

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