Indiana University’s head women’s basketball coach Curt Miller is resigning after just two years leading the team for what he says are “personal health and family reasons.”
“This was a most difficult decision, but the right one for me and my family at this time,” Miller said in his resignation letter to IU Athletic Director Fred Glass.
Glass has accepted Miller’s resignation, which is effective immediately, although the coach will take until the end of the month to fully transition out of the university.
“Curt Miller did an incredible job coaching this team, bringing us farther, faster than anyone could have reasonably expected,” Glass said in a statement. “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 came to IU two years ago after coaching at Bowling Green University.
At the time, the IU women’s basketball team was struggling. In the 2011-12 season they had a record of 6-24. In Miller’s first year, the team improved their record to 11-19, and in the 2013-14 season to 21-13.
As a result, attendance to IU women’s basketball games increased 50 percent since 2012, and the 2013-14 season set an average attendance record for IU women’s basketball of 2,708 fans per game.
Associate head coach Curtis Loyd will serve as interim head coach, and Glass will lead the search for Miller’s replacement.