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Assertion from Indiana College Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Dolson – Indiana College Athletics

“Because the Director of Athletics, I needed to attend till the conclusion of the season earlier than evaluating the management of our males’s basketball program. Within the days following the completion of our season within the Massive Ten Males’s Basketball Match, I’ve spent a substantial amount of time evaluating our recruiting, student-athlete improvement, management improvement, and taking part in philosophy and technique. That evaluation, mixed with the on-court outcomes, in the end led me to conclude {that a} change in management of our program is warranted presently. I shared my evaluation with Indiana College President Michael McRobbie, and he accepted my advice.

I wish to thank Archie Miller, his employees, and their households for his or her service and dedication to IU and for his unwavering dedication to our student-athletes, the boys’s basketball program and Indiana College. We want Archie and his household all the very best within the subsequent steps of their journey. 

Given the college’s very tight monetary state of affairs in mild of the COVID-19 pandemic, non-public philanthropic funding has been obtained for all transition prices and obligations associated to the change in management. We labored to safe the mandatory non-public assist following my advice to President McRobbie, making certain that there could be no expenses to the college funds.

Indiana Basketball has an extended, wealthy historical past of success that dates again generations. Our 5 nationwide championships and 22 Massive Ten titles make us one of the completed applications in faculty basketball historical past. I’ve excessive expectations for our program, and now we have not competed at a stage inside the convention or nationally that I consider we must always.

Whereas I can’t set up a proper search committee, I’ll seek the advice of inside the College and with trusted specialists within the state and across the nation as I search out and recruit a brand new coach. The work to seek out the following chief of Indiana Basketball will start instantly, and I’ll search a chief government that I can companion with to reestablish the model and nationwide presence of Indiana Basketball.”