After four seasons, Indiana University has fired Men's Basketball Head Coach Archie Miller.
IU Director of Athletics Scott Dolson says he made the recommendation to part ways with Miller to the University's president after a lengthy evaluation of the Men's Basketball program paired with underwhelming on-court results.
"I have spent a great deal of time evaluating our recruiting, student-athlete development, leadership development, and playing philosophy and strategy," Dolson said in a statement Monday. "That review, combined with the on-court results, ultimately led me to conclude that a change in leadership of our program is warranted at this time. I shared my assessment with Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, and he accepted my recommendation."
According to Dolson, "private philanthropic funding has been obtained for all transition costs and obligations related to the change in leadership" due to the University's very tight financial situation. Dolson says this ensures that there will be no charges to the University budget.
"Indiana Basketball has a long, rich history of success that dates back generations. Our five national championships and 22 Big Ten titles make us one of the most accomplished programs in college basketball history," Dolson said in his statement Monday. "I have high expectations for our program, and we have not competed at a level within the conference or nationally that I believe we should."
Dolan says that a formal search committee won't be established for Miller's replacement, but that a new coach would instead be recruited through consultation with the University and experts in Indiana and around the county, beginning immediately.