The Indiana University women’s basketball team has a new coach. Curt Miller will replace Felicia Legette-Jack, who was fired this month after six seasons at Indiana.
Curt Miller was the head women’s coach at Bowling Green State University for 11 years. IU Athletic Director Fred Glass says Miller was the stronger of two candidates who interviewed for the position.
“When we started this process, we sent out some characteristics that we wanted to have in our next head women’s basketball coach and we laid those out before we began the search,” says Glass.
Glass lists among those qualities “absolute integrity, having a strong presence to advance a strong brand of IU women’s basketball, knowing how to win, connecting with student athletes, demonstrates ability to recruit, can immediately connect with our state, brings an engaging style of play, and has the vision to win at Indiana University. Curt Miller gets an A-plus on that test.”
Miller owns the 16th-best winning percentage in NCAA Division I history. Miller says his motto is “together we attack.” Miller wants to rebuild the program — a goal he says begins in the locker room.
“Everything starts with discipline. Discipline’s going to be a staple of our program,” says Miller. He adds he can’t wait to be a part of the spirit of Indiana.
Miller plans to focus on hiring a coaching staff. His contract for the first year is $275,000.