Cheaney Headed to Saint Louis as Assistant Coach
Aug 21, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former IU All-American Calbert Cheaney, who has served the past two seasons as a member of the Indiana men's basketball staff, is expected to accept a position on the coaching staff at Saint Louis University, Billiken sources confirmed Tuesday night. Following a 15-year playing, administrative and coaching career in the NBA, he joined the IU staff in a non-coaching capacity as Director of Basketball Operations on June 18, 2011. He added the duties of handling the team's Internal and External Development prior to last season.
"Calbert played an invaluable role in the success we enjoyed the last two years and we are excited for what the future holds for him and his family," said head coach Tom Crean. "He brought a great deal to us and in turn, I think he gained valuable insight into the profession during his time at IU. He has come to have a strong desire to return to the floor coaching and can do so with someone he trusts and respects in Jim Crews. He will do an outstanding job and there is no doubt in my mind that he has a tremendous future coaching at any level."
An Evansville native, Cheaney was a three time All-American (1991, 1992, 1993) for the Hoosiers who was named College Player of the Year and winning both the Wooden and Naismith Awards and Big Ten Player of the Year following his senior year. He is the all-time leading scorer in Big Ten history with 2,613 points and led Indiana to a 105-27 record a Final Four appearance in 1992 and a No. 1 ranking for most of the 1993 season. He averaged 22.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as a senior.
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