Dane Fife leaves Michigan State basketball for Indiana

EAST LANSING – For the first time since 2011, Michigan will have an opening to its staff.

MSU assistant Dane Fife is leaving the Spartans to become an assistant in under Mike Woodson, the Hoosier’s new head coach.

Fife became the program’s associate coach in 2018-19. He was instrumental in the crime and backcourt recruiting and coaching of the Michigan state.

The Spartans had the longest-serving coaching in college basketball after seeing no change among their full-time assistants in 10 seasons.

As an athlete, Fife helped reach a national championship game and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in its senior year.

“Today is my last day at Michigan State University as my family and I will be returning to , Indiana,” Fife wrote on Twitter. “I’m happy to announce that I am with Coach Mike Woodson’s staff and I intend to bring home number six. To be an Indiana Hoosier was, as I have always said, my dream as a young boy, the one in Clarkston.” grew up in Michigan, now I’m becoming a Hoosier again.

“The state of Michigan will forever hold a place in my heart as one of the great experiences of my life. My family and I are forever grateful for the love and support that the Spartan community has for us.”

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