Indiana University men’s basketball coach Mike Woodson has announced that Steven Surface, who has worked with the program the past six years, has been promoted to Director of Basketball Operations. He will be involved with the daily operations and organization of the program, scheduling, team travel, compliance, on-campus recruiting, summer camps and team meals.
Surface replaces Benny Sander, who left last month to join former IU head coach Archie Miller at Rhode Island.
“Steven has shown that he is an invaluable member of our staff and his transition in taking on new responsibilities should be seamless,” noted Woodson in a release from IU. “His familiarity with the inner workings of our program and the University is extremely beneficial.”
A native of Carmel, Surface is a 2013 graduate of Carmel High School. He started with the program in the summer of 2016 as an administrative intern and from 2017-19 he served as a graduate assistant for basketball operations. He was promoted to a full-time position as a senior staff assistant in 2019 and served as an operations analyst last year.
“I appreciate the confidence that Coach Woodson is showing in me and I’m really looking forward to this new opportunity,” said Surface in the release.
Surface holds two degrees from IU. He earned his bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in 2017 in sport marketing and management and completed his master’s in athletic administration in 2019.
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