Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass announced today that he has accepted the resignation of Curt Miller as IU’s head women’s basketball coach. A copy of Coach Miller’s resignation letter is attached. While stepping down as head coach effective immediately, Coach Miller will take until the end of the month to fully transition out of the University.
He suffered a mild stroke during a game against Eastern Michigan in January of 2012. He took three games off before returning. He downplayed it at his introductory news conference in Bloomington: “Stress is going to be there, but if you’re asking me if I’m healthy, I’m healthy.”
“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.”
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.
As the Department begins a formal search for a new head coach, Indiana University will have no further comment on this matter.