The Indiana Fever announced the addition of their newest assistant coach in April (McDivitt) Schilling earlier this week.
"Given my extreme passion for basketball in the state of Indiana, I am extremely blessed to coach at the highest level of the sport with the Indiana Fever," said Schilling per release. "The opportunity to work with two Hall of Famers such as Marianne Stanley and Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager, Tamika Catchings, makes this opportunity even more significant.
Current Bull Dogs had the pleasure of being instructed by former Miss Basketball April McDivitt Schilling @AprilDSchilling in four separate workouts. Two of these workouts included @cathedralgbb. pic.twitter.com/DPoeVh62LK
— CN Girls Basketball (@CNGBball) July 1, 2019
Schilling is a Connorsville, Indiana native and was named Indiana Miss Basketball in 1999. She played collegiately at the University of Tennessee where she appeared in two Final Fours alongside Tamika Catchings. She played her final year at UC Santa Barbara where she led the Gouchos to an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2003.
Though not originally drafted into the league, the five-foot-seven guard went on to play in the WNBA with the New York Liberty after being signed in free agency in 2004. She also played for the Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics during her career.
Her resume includes coaching at Indiana high school powerhouse Roncalli, where she led the team to a 24-4 record and a final four appearance in 2012-2013. In 2011 and 2012 Schilling served as an assistant for Park Tudor High School's varsity boys team who won state championships both years.
Schilling joins Steve Smith as assistant coaches for the Fever as head coach Marianne Stanley enters her first season with the franchise.