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Mad Ants' Mike Stump joins Mike Woodson's staff at IU
He spent the last two seasons with the Mad Ants after two years of coaching high school basketball in his hometown.
Mike Stump of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants is moving on, joining Mike Woodson’s staff at Indiana University.
In this role at IU as team and recruiting analyst, he will have many responsibilities. He’ll analyze data, produce scouting reports and game breakdowns, target and build relationships with potential recruits — all while making sure they are fully compliant with IU, Big Ten and NCAA rules.
“Excited for this amazing opportunity with Indiana basketball,” Stump wrote on Instagram. “Want to make sure to thank my family and friends for the support on this journey. And thank you to the Mad Ants as well! Go Hoosiers!”
He has been mentored by Woodson, along with Knicks assistant coach Kenny Payne — who was previously at UK.
Most recently, he was a coaching associate for the Mad Ants this season. Stump was first hired by the Mad Ants in Sept. 2019 as one of two basketball operations interns.
With the Mad Ants, he did everything from driving the team bus, laundry, draft prep and video breakdown to help the coaching staff.
“He’s a great guy,” Mad Ants assistant GM Chris Taylor shared via text. “He helped us tremendously and put all his effort in no matter what the task at hand was.”
Stump is an Indy native, a graduate of Cathedral. Before joining the Mad Ants, he was an assistant boys basketball coach at Broad Ripple High School (2018) and Cathedral (2019).
Stump graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2017 and was a student manager for John Calipari’s men’s basketball team. He was part of two SEC Championships and worked closely under Payne.