Report from Indy Star’s Zach Osterman:
IU men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson will stay in the family to fill at least one position on his coaching staff, hiring former Hoosier Dane Fife away from Michigan State.
IndyStar confirmed Woodson’s intentions via a source familiar with the situation Monday. It’s not yet clear precisely what Fife’s title will be.
Fife brings with him both an intimate knowledge of IU basketball — he was a key figure in the Hoosiers’ run to the 2002 NCAA championship game — and also a distinctive blend of head-coaching and Big Ten experience. Fife served on Mike Davis’ staff from 2003-05 before taking the head job at what is now Purdue Fort Wayne. He spent six years there before joining Tom Izzo’s staff in East Lansing, where he’s been a part of four Big Ten title-winning teams, and two runs to the Final Four.
Fife’s hiring is expected to be officially announced soon.