According to Greg Hansen of the Arizona Daily Star, Indiana could be looking to make a big splash in the assistant coaching pool, as UCLA’s Ed Schilling appears to be a target for Archie Miller’s staff.
Expect Archie Miller to raid UCLA's staff and hire Alford assistant Ed Schilling at Indiana. Maybe LaVar Ball will take his place (kidding).— Greg Hansen (@ghansen711) April 7, 2017
If you don’t pay attention to the assistant coaching ranks, you may not know who Schilling is, but this hire (if it actually happened) would be a massive deal for the newly forming Archie regime. Schilling has a wide range of experience, including time spent as head coach at Wright State and as an assistant under John Calipari at Memphis. He’s also got plenty of Indiana connections, with stints as head coach at Logansport, Western Boone, and most notably Park Tutor, where he won two 2A state championships and helped turn Yogi Ferrell into the Hoosier legend he eventually became.
Schilling has been part of Steve Alford’s UCLA staff since 2013-14, and among other things he was a big part of getting North Central alum Kris Wilkes (incidentally, an Indiana target) to go to UCLA. So yeah, to put it bluntly, this would be a home run hire if Indiana and Archie Miller can bring him into the fold.
UPDATE: The Bloomington Herald-Times’ Jeremy Price isn’t exactly corroborating the initial report, but he’s not not corroborating it, if you dig.