IU Men's Basketball Names Brian Walsh Director Of Basketball Operations

Stu Jackson, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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There's a new addition to the IU men's basketball staff.

The program on Tuesday announced the hiring of Brian Walsh as its Director of Basketball Operations. He joins the Hoosiers after spending the previous three seasons with Dayton, where he served as a graduate assistant for two seasons and the assistant director of basketball operations for one.

“Brian has a great mind for the game and was an invaluable member of our staff the past three years,” IU head coach Archie Miller said in a statement. “He had a great rapport with our players and a tremendous understanding of the game. His unique talents in so many areas will be a great asset to our program.”

Walsh's responsbilities at Dayton included assisting in basic day-to-day administrative duties, including academic services, recruiting, housing, team meals, community service and player services. He also had duties related to video, team travel and summer camp operations.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to become a part of Hoosier Nation,” Walsh said in the press release. “It’s an honor to be able to join Coach Miller and his staff. I’m really looking forward to taking the next step in my professional career and I could not ask for a better opportunity than what will be available to me by working alongside such a talented and respected group.”

After graduating from Akron, Walsh joined Dayton as a graduate assistant prior to the 2014-15 season. In college, he led his team and the MAC in 3-point field goal percentage (44.2)

Walsh joined the Flyers as a graduate assistant before the 2014-15 season. He graduated from the University of Akron, where led the Zips and the MAC in three-point field goal percentage as a junior hitting 44.2 percent from long distance in league play. Overall, he finished second in the conference shooting 43.4 percent from beyond the arc. Walsh also spent two seasons with the Xavier men's basketball program before transferring to Akron.

The Sewickly, Pennsylvania native averaged 19.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists as a senior at Moon High School, and was Moon’s first player named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s "Fabulous Five" (top five players in Pittsburgh).

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