Indiana made the hire of men’s basketball assistant coach Kenya Hunter official on Wednesday.
Hunter, who comes over from UConn, was also given the title of co-associate head coach. He shares that rank with Tom Ostrom, who was a part of Archie Miller’s original IU staff and came over from Dayton with him.
IU’s newest assistant has a deep history with Miller, as well. Hunter, a Duquesne alum, coached Miller on the AAU circuit. They were together again at N.C. State, when Miller was a point guard and Hunter was a director of basketball operations.
Hunter, who has coached at UConn, Nebraska, and Georgetown, also assisted Miller’s older brother, Sean, at Xavier.
“I’m excited to be able to add Kenya to our staff and partner with him again,” Miller said in a statement. “He is a great person who will fit seamlessly with our staff, players, and University community.”
Hunter replaces Bruiser Flint, who left IU to join John Calipari at Kentucky.
“My family and I are extremely excited to have the opportunity to become a part of Hoosier Nation,” Hunter said in a release. “Archie and I have a relationship that spans a long time and to be able to reconnect means a great deal to me personally.
“I think it goes without saying that Indiana basketball has one of the best traditions in college basketball and the strength of the Big Ten makes this among the most coveted positions in the country.”