BLOOMINGTON – Two years ago, he returned to his alma mater in hopes of putting the finishing touches on the rebuilding of Indiana University basketball.
With that task completed, Calbert Cheaney is now returning to another passion: Coaching.
On Tuesday night Indiana confirmed that their Director of Basketball Operations and the former Hoosiers player will be leaving to take an assistant coaching job at St. Louis. Cheaney, who is Indiana’s All-Time leading scorer, will join Jim Crews’ staff immediately to begin preparing for the 2013-2014 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 Indiana head coach Tom Crean through a statement released by the university. “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.”