Indiana confirms addition of Dane Fife to teaching employees

Indiana confirmed the hiring of Dane Fife to Mike Woodson’s teaching employees on Monday afternoon.

Indiana College males’s basketball coach Mike Woodson has introduced that former Hoosier participant and assistant coach Dane Fife will return to his alma mater and rejoin the IU employees. The Clarkston, Michigan native is again after spending the final 10 seasons on Tom Izzo’s employees at Michigan State, the final three as Affiliate Head Coach.

“Dane is somebody who I’ve all the time had the utmost respect for,” mentioned Woodson. “His information of the Huge Ten and his success as a recruiter can be a useful asset as we glance to proceed constructing a employees that can assist elevate this program to the very best ranges. I do know his love for the Hoosiers and this College comes throughout the second you speak to him and we’re excited to welcome again Dane, his spouse Blair, and daughters Quinnly and Reagan again to Bloomington.”

A 2002 graduate of IU, Fife led the Hoosiers to the nationwide title recreation and a share of the regular-season Huge Ten Championship. Individually, he was named co-Huge Ten Defensive Participant of the Yr as a senior. He’s the Indiana profession chief with 180 steals over the course of his four-year profession (1998-2002), whereas the 53 he recorded as a senior rank tied for the eighth-best single-season mark at IU. With 99 profession 3-pointers, he ranks among the many high 20 at school historical past, whereas his .478 3-point field-goal proportion in 2001-02 ranks sixth on IU’s single-season chart. The 37 video games he began as a senior established the Indiana single-season mark, whereas the 131 video games by which he performed over the course of his profession rank tied for sixth all-time at IU.

He spent two seasons as an administrative assistant on the employees of then Hoosier Coach Mike Davis after commencement.

In 10 seasons with the Spartans, he was a part of a employees which produced 9 NCAA Match berths, 4 Huge Ten titles, 1 Closing 4 look , 8 All-Individuals, 10 NBA Draft picks, and three Huge Ten Gamers of the Yr.

Below Fife’s steerage, Miles Bridges and Cassius Winston earned consensus Second Workforce All-American honors in three-straight years, Bridges in 2018 and Winston in 2019 and 2020. From 2016-18, Fife labored carefully with Bridges, who was chosen by the Los Angeles Clippers within the lottery of the 2018 NBA Draft. Winston was named the Huge Ten Participant of the Yr and set a Huge Ten file, and an MSU single-season mark, with 291 assists in 2019 as a junior and, as a senior in 2020, grew to become the all-time chief in assists within the convention and college, breaking a 20-year file held by Mateen Cleaves. He was chosen within the second spherical fo the 2020 NBA Draft. The Spartans led the nation in whole assists in 2018-19 with 715, completed third in assists per recreation in 2019-20 (18.3) and ranked No. 11 in help/turnover ratio (1.45). The staff’s 715 assists had been the second-most in a single season in program historical past, the second-straight yr the Spartans had been among the many high three within the file e book. Fife has additionally been instrumental in MSU’s scouting and recruiting efforts. He was among the many chief recruiters in a number of top-10 recruiting lessons, together with the 2016 class that included Bridges and the 2018 class that included Jaren Jackson Jr. In Might 2020, The Stadium listed Fife as one of many high assistant coaches within the Huge Ten.

In 2018, MSU led the nation in assists per recreation (19.1) and ranked No. 2 within the nation in whole assists (670), whereas handing out the second-most assists in a single season at school historical past. Fife helped information sophomore guard Cassius Winston to All-Huge Ten third staff honors. Winston led the convention, and ranked No. 8 within the nation, in assists per recreation (6.9) and led the Huge Ten Convention in 3-point discipline purpose proportion.

In 2015-16, Fife helped information Denzel Valentine to Nationwide Participant of the Yr honors, whereas Bryn Forbes earned Second-Workforce All-Huge Ten honors. Valentine was chosen by the Chicago Bulls within the lottery of the 2016 NBA Draft, whereas Forbes signed a free-agent contract with the San Antonio Spurs. On the court docket, MSU led the nation in assists per recreation (20.5), whereas setting college single-season information for assists (719) and made 3-pointers (321).

One yr earlier, Travis Trice and Valentine earned All-Huge Ten honors. In 2013-14, Gary Harris earned First-Workforce All-Huge Ten honors and was chosen within the first spherical of the 2014 NBA Draft, one season after changing into the primary Spartan to ever be named Huge Ten Freshman of the Yr. Keith Appling and Valentine had been honorable point out honorees in 2014. For Appling, who entered MSU as a taking pictures guard, he earned All-Huge Ten honors three straight seasons after growing as a degree guard.

Fife additionally brings the defensive depth he possessed as a participant to his position as a coach, because the Spartans have held opponents under a .400 field-goal proportion in six of the final seven years, together with main the nation in discipline purpose proportion protection in 2017-18 (.367), whereas rating second nationally in 2015-16 (.382) and 2011-12 (.379). He’s additionally instrumental in MSU’s scouting and recruiting efforts. A Might 2014 article by Jeff Goodman and Jay Bilas at listed Fife among the many high head teaching candidates within the nation.

Previous to his arrival in East Lansing, he spent six seasons as head coach at IPFW, starting in 2005-06. On the time he was the youngest head coach in Division I basketball, a distinction he held for 5 seasons. In every of his six seasons, IPFW tied or broke its file for wins on the Division I degree, as Fife guided the Mastodons from impartial standing to membership within the Summit League. He posted an 82-97 file, together with a 34-27 mark during the last two seasons, and a four-year mark of 37-35 in convention. In his remaining season of 2010-11, IPFW completed with an 18-12 file. Fife mentored three all-conference performers, together with Jaraun Burrows (2008, Second Workforce), Deilvez Yearby (2010, Second Workforce) and Ben Botts (2011, Second Workforce). Fife was the Gary Steelheads’ first spherical choose within the 2002 CBA Draft and began 5 of the 34 video games by which he performed, averaging 3.4 factors.

A 1998 graduate of Clarkston (Mich.) Excessive Faculty, Fife was the recipient of the Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award in 1998. He was additionally a McDonald’s and Parade All-America choice, whereas taking part in for his father Dan.

He owns two levels from Indiana, incomes a bachelor’s diploma in recreation (2002) and a grasp’s diploma in athletic administration (2005). His household consists of his spouse, Blair, and daughters Quinnly and Reagan.

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