In a surprising move, Indiana women’s basketball coach Curt Miller resigned today citing personal health and family reasons.
Indiana put out a press release this morning saying that IU athletic director Fred Glass had accepted Miller’s resignation. The resignation is effective immediately but Miller is expected to take until the end of the month of fully transition out of the University.
In the press release from IU, Glass had the following statement.
“Curt Miller did an incredible job coaching this team, bringing us farther, faster than anyone could have reasonably expected,” Glass said. “He leaves the program in a very strong position and poised for much greater success. I respect his decision to resign, and I wish him well. The search for a permanent successor has already begun.”
According to the release, Miller and Glass met with the women’s basketball team and available staff this morning to tell them about the resignation and plans for the future. Glass said he will ask the new head coach to consider retaining the current assistant coaches, but doing so will be his or her decision. Glass expects all other women’s basketball staff members to stay.
Until a new head coach is hired, Associate Head Coach Curtis Lloyd will serve as Interim Head Coach. In addition, Glass has organized a transition team to help oversee the women’s basketball program comprised of: Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women Administrator Mattie White (Chair), Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications and Fan Experience Jeremy Gray, Assistant Athletic Trainer Robert Black, Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning/Performance Tom Morris, Director of Academic Services Lorian Price, Assistant Director of Media Relations Ryan Sheets, and Director of Women’s Basketball Operations Liz Honegger.
Glass will personally lead the search for IU’s next head women’s basketball coach with the counsel and support of advisors inside and outside the athletic department, including a student-athlete from the women’s basketball team.
This story will be updated by AllHoosiers.com.