Indiana coach Mike Woodson confirmed on Wednesday that Dane Fife will not return for the 2022-23 season.
Here is the full statement from IU Media Relations:
Bloomington, Indiana – Indiana University men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson announced his plans today to change up with his coaching staff for 2022-23, as Dane Fife will not return to the IU staff next season.
“I am committed to doing what I believe is best for the continued growth of the men’s basketball program as we collectively work to bring it back to the top in college basketball,” Woodson said. Sometimes that commitment can lead to some very difficult decisions, and that is the case today. In the end, I think the fit should be right with the technical staff, and I’ve decided that a change is necessary. I appreciate everything Dane has done as a staff member over the past year and as a player on our show. He will always be a part of the Hoosier family and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Indiana is heading into the off-season with plenty of momentum after Woodson’s debut season on the IU sidelines. The Hoosiers went 21-14 overall, the most since 2016. IU also earned her first NCAA Tournament invite since 2016, and her Big Ten Tournament semifinal appearance was IU’s best effort at the event since 2013.
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