The 1999 Indiana Miss Basketball recipient from Connersville, Indiana, April (McDivitt) Schilling, has been named an assistant coach with the Indiana Fever today.
“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,” Schilling said. “The opportunity to work with two Hall of Famers such as head coach Marianne Stanley, as well as vice president of basketball operations and general manager, Tamika Catchings, makes this opportunity even more significant.”
The WNBA veteran played for the New York Liberty, Minnesota Lynx and Washington Mystics during her career.
Schilling played collegiately at the University of Tennessee for three seasons and appeared in two Final Fours with the Lady Vols. During her first two years in Knoxville, she played alongside Catchings. She transferred to UC Santa Barbara for her final year of eligibility during the 2003-04 season and led UCSB to the sweet sixteen for the first time in school history.
The Indiana native coached the Roncalli girls varsity team to a 24-4 record and a final four appearance during her only season as head coach during the 2012-13 season. She also served as an assistant coach for the Park Tudor boys varsity team, which won back-to-back state titles in 2011 and 2012.
Her husband, Ed, has served as a coach at the NBA, NCAA and high school levels.
A new decade of Indiana Fever basketball is expected to tip off on Friday, May 15 under new head coach, Marianne Stanley. The 21stregular season of Indiana Fever basketball begins at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse against the Atlanta Dream. Fans may purchase tickets by visiting feverbasketball.com.
The preseason schedule will be announced at a later date.