July 18, 2008

Micah Shrewsberry Named Assistant Basketball Coach At Butler

Butler men's basketball coach Brad Stevens didn't have to look long or far to fill the coaching vacancy on his staff. Stevens stayed in his office and named Butler coordinator of basketball operations, Micah Shrewsberry, to fill the assistant coach opening created when Brandon Miller left the Bulldogs' staff to accept a coaching position at Ohio State.

Shrewsberry, a former head coach at IU-South Bend, recently completed his first season on the Butler basketball staff. He handled a variety of administrative and organizational duties for the 30-4 Bulldogs, including team travel, booster club activities and summer camps. The Bulldogs, who were nationally ranked for 19 consecutive weeks, won the Great Alaska Shootout championship, captured Horizon League regular season and tournament titles and posted a first round NCAA Tournament win.

"It was very easy to promote Micah to assistant coach. He did a great job in his role as coordinator of basketball operations for our program, and he's proven himself in the past as an assistant coach and as a head coach," stated Stevens, who completed his initial season as the winningest first-year coach in Butler basketball history. "Just as important, Micah understands and embraces the vision we have for our student-athletes here at Butler."

Shrewsberry joined Butler's staff in April of 2007, after spending two seasons at IU-South Bend. He was named the first full-time men's basketball coach at IU-South Bend in 2005, and he handled all phases of the NAIA Division I program. He initiated the Titan Tip-Off club and organized the school's first Alumni Game. He also served as he Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Division I Men's Basketball Chair.

Prior to his coaching stint at IU-South Bend, Shrewsberry served for two years as Director of Basketball Operations at Marshall University. He also held assistant coaching positions with the men's basketball programs at DePauw University, 2001-03, and Wabash College, 2000-01. During his two seasons at DePauw, the Tigers compiled a 42-12 record and captured two conference championships. Shrewsberry began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Indianapolis, 1999-2000.

A former basketball player at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Shrewsberry was a three-year starting guard and team tri-captain (1998-99) at Hanover College. He led the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference in free throw shooting and in assists as a senior. He earned a B. A. degree from Hanover in 1999 and a master's degree in sports management from Indiana State in 2003.

Shrewsberry and his wife, Molly, have two children, Braeden and Nicholas.