Micah Shrewsberry: Back home again in Indiana

Micah Shrewsberry: Back home again in Indiana

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame basketball coach Micah Shrewsberry was born and bred a Hoosier.

Shrewsberry played basketball at Indianapolis Cathedral High School, and went on to play point guard for Hanover College, where he was team captain as well as honorable mention all-conference his senior year.

He hit the ground running with various coaching jobs throughout the entire state.

"I coached at the University of Indianapolis. I coached at Wabash College and coach at DePauw University... I got my master's degree at Indiana State. I've worked at IU South Bend," said Shrewsberry.

IU South Bend wasn't just Micah's first head coaching job, but he was the first full-time coach in program history.

Shrewsberry spent three seasons with the Titans until the allure of Division One pulled him back in.

"I've worked at Purdue I've worked at Butler. Now back here at Notre Dame," added Shrewsberry.

Shrewsberry credits his success to the coaches he's worked with along the way.

"Most of my time has been with Brad Stevens and Matt Painter. And those are the two that I really leaned on in basketball philosophy, but then coaching philosophy, and, you know, I wouldn't be here right now without those two guys," shared Shrewsberry.

Micah worked as an assistant coach under Brad Stevens at Butler as well as the Boston Celtics. He also did two stints at Purdue with Matt Painter.

"He was just doing professional basketball with the Celtics, so I just said 'Hey man, for this to work for you to get to this dream you're gonna have to come back to college. So if I get an opening I'd love for you to come back.' So I called Brad and Brad was fine with it. So that's kind of how he got his second tour of duty," stated Matt Painter.

While at Purdue, Shrewsberry also spent his time developing talent, including current Detroit Piston, Jaden Ivey, the son of Irish Women's Basketball Coach, Niele Ivey.

"I think for Jaden, obviously he's so talented, Micah did a really good job just with his patience, more than anything of letting things come to him. And just understanding the game and teaching the game. And it's not just about getting the ball and clearing out the ball and having space. You know, it's about reads, it's about knowing your teammates, it's about knowing the defense and understanding what they're trying to do. So, Micah spent a lot of time in that film room with Jaden," shared Painter.

Shrewsberry has won at every stop of is coaching career, from conference titles, to final fours and National Championship appearances.

Shrewsberry's time at Purdue led him to Penn State where he turned the Nittany Lions' program around.

Now, he's back home again in Indiana.

"It really is humbling for me, as an Indiana kid that's grown up loving basketball, that I've been a part of some really cool moments in the state of Indiana," said Shrewsberry. 

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