The news today that Curt Miller was stepping down as Indiana’s women’s basketball coach was, too put it mildly, a shock.
Everything I’ve heard about Miller since he arrived at Indiana had been only positive.
When he helped guide the Hoosiers to 14 wins to open the 2013-14 season it was clear that IU women’s basketball was back on the right track.
Indiana finished 21-13 but it was a good step forward.
He recruiting class was more than a little promising, too.
In his letter of resignation today he cited health issues and personal reasons for his resignation.
IU is being very hush-hush about things and I will not even consider speculating on what the reasons for his leaving could be.
I will share this story, however, from John Wagner of the Toledo Blade. The story had the headline ‘Health issues are cause for concern for coaches’. He wrote this story on Feb. 10, 2012 shortly after Miller had suffered was later diagnosed as a mild stroke while coaching for Bowling Green in a game against Eastern Michigan on Jan. 22 of that year. Here is that story link.
Now, I have no idea if any of this is related to the reasons behind Miller opting to step down at this time. It’s all very quick and very sudden. His Twitter posts over the last few weeks had all focused on activities with his team and recruiting. His Tweet this morning was very simply, ‘Thank you Hoosier Nation.’
But Wagner passed that story along to me on Twitter as background and I thought at the very least it should be shared.
What the reason for Miller’s sudden resignation today, I will just say that we should all say a prayer tonight for Curt Miller
As time passes and more is learned about this story, AllHoosiers.com will cover it.
One of our AllHoosiers.com interns, Stuart Jackson, was the women’s basketball beat writer for the Indiana Daily Student last semester. We will have a story by Stuart sometime today that gives his impressions and insights into Miller as well.
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