INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2014) – A face familiar to Hoosier basketball fans will join the Butler University women’s basketball program.
Head coach Kurt Godlevske announced the addition of Damon Bailey as an assistant coach. Bailey joins Butler after guiding the Bedford North Lawrence women’s basketball team to an IHSAA Class 4A State Title during the 2013-2014 season.
Godlevske and Bailey worked together at BNL for four seasons, leading the team to a state title in 2012-2013 with Godlevske at the helm. Godlevske left the school to become an assistant at Butler in 2013. In April, Butler fired head basketball coach Beth Couture and named Godlevske as interim head coach. Athletics director Barry Collier announced last week that Godlevske would take over as head coach.
Bailey’s coaching career began at BNL with the men’s program during the 2005-2006 season. He resigned after two seasons, compiling a 23-19 record. Bailey later returned to the school as part of the women’s coaching staff.
Bailey is well known to Indiana basketball fans. The former Indiana Mr. Basketball played at Indiana University under Bob Knight. The Pacers selected him in the 1994 NBA Draft. His storied high school career at Bedford North Lawrence included appearances in three state Final Fours and a state championship in 1990. He also set the state scoring record of 3,134 points.
Bailey was a McDonald’s All-American and 1990 consensus National Player of the Year. He was also named to the AP Indiana All-Century high school basketball team.
His daughter, Alexa, will be a senior at BNL next year. She has verbally committed to play college basketball at Butler.