April 19, 2011

Micah Shrewsberry Named Assistant Coach At Purdue

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Micah Shrewsberry, who helped Butler to back-to-back Final Four appearances, has accepted a position as an assistant coach at Purdue University.  The former Butler assistant was officially named to head coach Matt Painter's staff on Tuesday (April 19).

Shrewsberry spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs, after serving one season as Butler's Coordinator of Basketball Operations.  During his three seasons as an assistant coach, Butler compiled an 87-21 record, won three Horizon League regular season championships, captured two Horizon League Tournament titles, made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament and posted back-to-back national runner-up finishes.

"Micah has had a terrific impact on our program during his four years here, and we're very appreciative of all that he's done," said Butler head coach Brad Stevens.  "As a coach, it's always bitter-sweet to lose someone from your staff, but we're excited that Micah has the chance to pursue another good opportunity with really good people.  We want to wish him and his family all of the best."

Shrewsberry came to Butler after serving as head coach at IU-South Bend for two seasons.  He was named the first full-time men's basketball coach at the NAIA Division I school in 2005.

A graduate of Cathedral High School and Hanover College, Shrewsberry began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Indianapolis in 1999.  He served assistant coaching stints at Wabash College (2000-01) and DePauw University (2001-03) and served as director of basketball operations at Marshall University, 2003-05.