One of the most important tasks ahead of newly-hired Indiana coach Mike Woodson will be filling out his staff. Four days into the job, Woodson appears to have an idea of where he wants to start.
According to multiple reports, Woodson is planning to retain assistant coach Kenya Hunter, who was brought to Indiana by Archie Miller last summer. Hunter cultivated a reputation as a high-level recruiter during stops at UConn, Nebraska, Georgetown, Xavier and Duquesne, and is also credited for his training with bigs.
Hearing IU plans to retain Kenya Hunter, one of its lead assistants from Archie Miller's last staff. Hunter has strong recruiting relationships around the country and extensive high-major coaching experience. Strong early move from Mike Woodson. @JeffRabjohns was first. #iubb— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) March 31, 2021
In December, Hunter was the point man in IU’s transfer recruitment of former UT-Martin and Pitt sharpshooter Parker Stewart. A native of Arlington, Va., Hunter has also been lauded for his recruiting connections to the prep-level hotbeds that dot the East Coast.
With Hunter poised to return, Woodson has two more countable coaching positions still to fill. Jeff Rabjohns of Peegs.com was first to report IU’s plans.