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Assistant Coach Ed Schilling moving on from IU basketball


Head coach Archie Miller stands on the sideline during the Hoosiers' game against the Youngstown State Penguins on Friday at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers beat the Penguins, 79-51. Evan De Stefano Buy Photos

IU Head Coach Archie Miller announced Thursday morning that Assistant Coach Ed Schilling will not remain as an assistant coach for IU and will be looking for new opportunities.

Schilling, from Lebanon, Indiana, has been at IU for two season since IU Head Coach Archie Miller was hired in 2017.

The Indiana native played a major role in Miller's plans to recruit in-state. He used to coach at Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis, and Schilling helped bring in two consecutive Indiana Mr. Basketball's in Romeo Langford and Trayce Jackson-Davis.

Five of the seven recruits that have come to IU the past two years have been from Indiana.

"I appreciate Ed for his hard work and dedication to our program and wish nothing but the best for he and his family," Miller said in the statement. "His contributions were extremely beneficial to what we are trying to accomplish."

Schilling was also the head coach at Adidas Nations, where he coached and trained the Adidas High School All-American Team in national and international competition.

Before coming to IU, Schilling spent four seasons as an assistant to former University of California, Los Angeles Head Coach and former IU player Steve Alford. He helped the Bruins compile a 96-45 overall record, including Sweet 16 appearances in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He also helped UCLA secure three incoming classes that were ranked in the top four nationally.

Schilling also served as an assistant earlier in his career with University of Massachusetts Amherst and University of Memphis and was the head coach at Wright State University. In 1996, he was an assistant for the NBA's New Jersey Nets.

"It was a blessing to have the opportunity to return home to my family, friends and high school coaching comrades," Schilling said. "I'll forever be appreciative of Indiana University and the fine IU Athletic Department and basketball program. I'm looking forward to my next chapter in God's plan."

A replacement for Schilling has not yet been named.

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