Coaching Staff

 

Associate Head Coach
Micah Shrewsberry

Micah Shrewsberry was named associate head coach for Purdue men's basketball May 10, 2019, returning for his second stint with the Boilermakers.
 
The 42-year old Indianapolis native is considered one of the top, young coaches in America.
 
"We are excited that Micah will return to our coaching staff," head coach Matt Painter said. "He had a very successful stint with the Celtics, learning from one of the top coaches in the world. Micah has an outstanding basketball mind and is a very strong recruiter. He has six years of experience in the NBA and has coached in two Final Fours. He will fit in very well here at Purdue, and we're looking forward to his return to West Lafayette."

"My family and I are very excited to come back to Purdue and be a part of the community again," Shrewsberry said. "I have been lucky enough the last 12 years to work with the two best coaches in America and the opportunity to work and learn again under coach Painter was too good to pass up. As good of a coach as coach Painter is, he is an even better person. The way he treated us and made us a part of his family is a big reason we are coming back. I have been a big Purdue fan since I left and watched as many games as I could. I admire what Coach Painter and his tremendous staff have built during his tenure, and I am really looking forward to being a part of it."
 
Shrewsberry has learned from the best coaches in America, spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics under head coach Brad Stevens. He helped the Celtics to the playoffs in each of the last five seasons, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2017 and 2018. Under Shrewsberry, the Celtics' offense was one of the best in the NBA this past season, ranking sixth in the league in 3-pointers made and seventh in 3-point percentage. A year ago, Boston was second in the league behind NBA champion Golden State in 3-point percentage.
 
Shrewsberry returns to Purdue where he was an assistant coach during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons before departing to Boston. He helped the Boilermakers to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
 
Prior to his time at Purdue, he spent four seasons at Butler under Stevens, first as the coordinator of basketball operations, then as an assistant coach for the last three seasons. He helped the Bulldogs to the 2010 and 2011 national championship games before starting his two-year stint with the Boilermakers.
 
A graduate of Cathedral High School, Shrewsberry began his coaching career in 1999 as a graduate assistant at the University of Indianapolis. After stints as an assistant coach at Wabash College (2000-01) and DePauw University (2001-03), he spent the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons as the director of basketball operations at Marshall University. He served as the head coach for IU-South Bend during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.

Shrewsberry earned a B.A. from Hanover College in 1999 and a master's degree in sports management from Indiana State in 2003. He and his wife, Molly, have four children: Braeden, Nicholas, Caitlin and Grace.

 

 

  Assistant Coach
  Steve Lutz


 Assistant coach Steve Lutz enters his second year at Purdue after helping the Boilermakers to a record-breaking year in 2017-18. 

 Lutz helped Purdue to a 30-7 overall record and a spot in the Sweet 16 for the second straight year, working primarily with Purdue's guards. He helped   guide sophomore Carsen Edwards to an All-American season while winning the Jerry West Award given to the nation's best shooting guard. 

Another of his players, Dakota Mathias, made 96 3-pointers on the season while becoming one of four players in Purdue history with 1,200 career points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists. 

All told, Purdue's guards were a major reason the Boilermakers set a school record with 353 made 3-pointers while ranking second nationally in 3-point percentage (.420). 

The 45-year old Lutz helped Creighton to its most successful stretch in school history and is widely considered one of the top recruiters in the country. 

"I have always had respect for Coach Painter and Purdue University and was thrilled when he offered me the opportunity to join his staff," Lutz Said. "When you think of Purdue basketball from the outside, you immediately think of the culture, family and toughness that it represents. There is an incredible passion to be successful here and that is evident by how the fanbase, the administration and the coaching staff approaches everything they do. This is a great opportunity for myself and my family and I am ready to help Purdue basketball win a national title. I'm excited to dig in and get to work." 

Prior to his arrival at Purdue, Lutz spent the previous seven seasons at Creighton (2010-11 to 2016-17), helping the Bluejays to a 166-82 combined record, four NCAA Tournament appearances, a pair of conference tournament championships and a regular-season title. The 29 wins during the 2011-12 season were a school record as the Bluejays won the Missouri Valley regular-season title and finished the year ranked No. 19 in the country. In three seasons from 2011 to 2014, the Bluejays won 84 games. During his time at Creighton, he helped the Bluejays to an 11-3 record against teams from the Big Ten. 

In 2016-17, the Bluejays were considered a legitimate Final Four contender, reaching as high as No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and opening the season with a 13-0 record featuring wins over Wisconsin, Nebraska, Arizona State, Seton Hall, Ole Miss and North Carolina State. The Bluejays were 18-1 when starting point guard Maurice Watson went down with a knee injury, hurting Creighton's chances. 

His recruiting efforts were central in the Bluejays landing five-star center Justin Patton in the fall of 2015 as well as All-Big East guard Marcus Foster (Kansas State transfer). After a redshirt season, Patton was the Big East Freshman of the Year and was 1-of-12 finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year award. He is projected to go anywhere from Nos. 12 to 19 in the upcoming NBA Draft after averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, while recording an astonishing 72 dunks during his rookie season. 

Working with big men, Lutz played a role in helping develop 2014 National Player of the Year Doug McDermott, a consensus first-team All-American and winner of the Wooden, Naismith, Associated Press, NABC, USBWA and Sporting News Player of the Year accolades. McDermott ended his Creighton career, the first four years that Lutz was in Omaha, as 1-of-3 players in college basketball history with 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds while setting an NCAA record with 135 double-figure scoring games. 

As Creighton's recruiting coordinator, Lutz helped assemble the nation's No. 8-ranked non-BCS recruiting class in the fall of 2010. This year's class is currently ranked No. 24 by Rivals.com and 35th nationally by ESPN.com. 

Prior to his time at Creighton, Lutz spent the previous four seasons (2006 to 2010) as an assistant coach at SMU. During his time in Dallas, Lutz served as the recruiting coordinator for the Mustangs. His first two recruiting classes were ranked in the top-35 nationally by Hoop Scoop Online. Those recruiting classes included Conference USA All-Freshman honorees Paul McCoy (2008-09) and Papa Dia (2007-08). In his fourth season, SMU finished with its most wins, highest league finish and highest conference tournament seed since joining Conference USA before the 2005-06 season. 

Lutz has 22 previous seasons of experience as a college assistant. He also spent four seasons at Incarnate Word in his hometown of San Antonio, followed by a season at Garden City (Kansas) Community College and six years at Stephen F. Austin. 

His teams have totaled a 416-246 record for a .628 winning percentage. 

At Stephen F. Austin, Lutz served as the Lumberjacks' recruiting coordinator and assisted in all phases of game preparation under coach Danny Kaspar. Two of his recruiting classes were ranked tops in the Southland Conference. In six seasons at Stephen F. Austin, the Lumberjacks went 93-76, including a 71-44 mark his final four years. 

Lutz also spent four seasons as an assistant to Kaspar at Incarnate Word in San Antonio. During those four seasons, the Crusaders went 99-20, winning three regular-season Heart of Texas Conference titles and capturing the conference postseason tournament in each of his final three seasons. He also spent one season at Incarnate Word as the head golf coach. 

While at Incarnate Word, the Cardinal improved their final NAIA regular-season national ranking each year, finishing 23rd, 10th, ninth and first, respectively. He also spent the 1999-2000 season as an assistant to Jeremy Cox at Garden City Community College where his team went 24-9 and finished third in the Jayhawk Western Conference. 

Lutz played basketball for three seasons at Texas Lutheran and served as the team captain as a senior. He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran in 1995 and his M.Ed., at Incarnate Word in 1997. Lutz played one season at Ranger Junior College prior to his arrival at Texas Lutheran. 

Lutz and his wife, Shannon, have two daughters, Caroline (15) and McKenna (12), and one son, Jackson (5).

 

Assistant Coach
Brandon Brantley


Brandon Brantley enters his sixth year as an assistant coach at Purdue.

Head coach Matt Painter tabbed the former Boilermaker captain to fill the vacancy on his coaching staff on August 14, 2013.

A year ago, Brantley helped Purdue to a school-record 30 wins and its second straight Sweet 16 appearance.

Brantley spends the majority of his on-court duties coaching Purdue's big men. Last year, Purdue's center, Isaac Haas, was named an honorable mention All-American and was a finalist for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award given to the nation's best center. Purdue is the only school in America to have three different players in the last three years be named finalist for a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame position award (Abdul-Jabbar Award, Malone Award).

In addition, freshman Matt Haarms showcased his development a year ago, blocking 79 shots, the second most by a freshman in school history.

Two years ago, he helped in the development of Caleb Swanigan, who was named a consensus first-team All-American, the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award winner and the Big Ten Player of the Year. Swanigan was a completely different player from his freshman to sophomore season under Brantley's guidance. In addition, junior center Isaac Haas led the Big Ten in points / 40 minutes and ranks seventh on Purdue's career field goal percentage list.

Swanigan finished the season as the first player in college basketball since Tim Duncan to average at least 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game and is the only player in college basketball in the last 31 years to have 640 points, 430 rebounds and 100 assists in a season. His 436 rebounds as a sophomore were the most in school history.

During the 2015-16 season, A.J. Hammons was named first-team All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-America while freshman Swanigan was named to the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team. In addition, the Boilermakers led the country in points scored on post-ups and ranked third nationally in rebound margin, setting a school record in the process. Swanigan led the league in rebounding as a freshman.

Hammons ended his career ranked 17th on the school's career scoring list, third in rebounds and second in blocked shots and is 1-of-2 players in Big Ten history with 1,500 career points, 900 rebounds and 340 blocked shots.

Four years ago, Purdue's two big men, Hammons and Haas were the key components in the Boilermakers' return to the NCAA Tournament, combining to average 19.5 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game with 121 blocks while shooting 248-of-461 (.538) from the field between them.

In addition, Hammons was named second-team All-Big Ten after leading the Big Ten in blocks for the third straight year, while Haas was selected to try out for the US National Team's contingent for the Pan-Am Games.

Hammons became the first Big Ten player in 35 years and just the third ever to tally 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 250 blocked shots by the end of his junior campaign.

During his first season at Purdue, Brantley played a center role in Hammons' improvement, who earned a spot on the Big Ten's All-Defense team after blocking 96 shots, the second most in a season in school history, while recording six double-doubles during Big Ten play, the most of any player in the league. With his guidance, the Boilermakers' 168 blocked shots a year ago were the second most in school history, while ranking fourth in the Big Ten in rebound margin, the highest mark for a Painter-coached team at Purdue.

Brantley has made a solid impact on the recruiting trail as well, recruiting the fertile grounds of Indianapolis, Chicago and nationally in the search for Purdue's next dominant big man. Brantley has made a major impact on Purdue's recruiting efforts locally.

Brantley has extensive experience on the sidelines, spending the last two years with Basketball University and as the EG10 AAU Under-16 head coach. During his time with the EG10 Under-16 squad, he guided the team to the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions title in Atlanta during late April of this past year.

Brantley also spent time in the Indianapolis Pro-Am Summer League from 2008 to 2012, where he was the head coach to several NBA and NCAA Division I players in the AAU and summer league circuits.

From 2006 to 2010, Brantley was the head JV basketball and assistant coach at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, where he assisted in coordinating youth programs and student study tables.

Brantley was key figure in Purdue's run of success in the Big Ten Conference in the mid-90s. He helped the Boilermakers to three Big Ten Championships, serving as the team captain of the 1995-96 squad that posted a 26-6 overall record, a 15-3 Big Ten mark and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament's West Region.

During his time at Purdue, Brantley competed on three NCAA Tournament teams (1994-96) and one NIT Tournament squad (1992). He finished his career appearing in 129 games, scoring 803 points with 591 rebounds and 114 blocks, the seventh most in a career in Purdue history. He was honored with the team's Courage Award in 1995, the Doc Combs "Play Hard" Award in 1996 and he shared the John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award in 1996.

Following his stint in West Lafayette, Brantley participated in the Indiana Pacers Training Camp and then played professionally in Spain, Finland, England, Italy, Greece, France and the American Basketball Association (ABA). Brantley won rebounding titles in four different leagues and was a four-time MVP, earning English League All-Star Team honors in 2000.

He was a member of the Purdue Athletic Advisory Council and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management.

Brantley and his wife, Michelle, live in Lafayette.

 

Director of Basketball Administration and Operations
Elliot Bloom


Elliot Bloom is in his 11th year as director of basketball operations at Purdue after making the transition from his former position in the athletics communications department (formerly sports information). He is in his 18th year overall as a member of the Purdue athletic department, spending seven years in a sports information role.

In his current role, Bloom serves as the program's point person for scheduling and team travel, while also assisting in recruiting efforts and coordinating the team's weekly schedule. He also oversees Purdue's team of undergraduate student managers.

Bloom was the key point of contact for the Boilermakers' trips to Australia in 2008, Italy in 2012 and Spain in 2016. He handled the logistics for Purdue's trip to Taipei in August 2017 as part of the World University Games.

Bloom was the Boilermakers' communications contact from 2001-08, as well as the primary contact for men's and women's golf (2001-06), secondary contact for football (2001-06) and director of new media (2006-08).

Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2001, Bloom worked in the sports information office at Kansas for the 1999-00 season and Duke during the 2000-01 campaign. In his athletics communications experience, Bloom worked with Hall of Fame coaches Gene Keady, Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams, as well as current Boilermaker head coach Matt Painter.

Bloom graduated from Purdue in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts. He and his wife, Monica, have a daughter, Lucy, and a son, Charlie.

 

Analyst
Andrew McClatchey

Andrew McClatchey is in his second year as the statistical analyst for the Purdue men's basketball team. 

McClatchey's role is to assist the coaches in game scouting, analytics and statistical analysis in getting Purdue's players in the best positions possible and to play to their strengths. 

McClatchey arrives at Purdue after spending the previous two years at his alma mater, IUPUI, where he served as both a graduate manager and more recently, a statistical analyst. Prior to his time at IUPUI, he was an assistant coach at Anderson University. He recently became a co-founder of BAM Analytics, LLC, which provides statistical analysis to basketball programs around the country. 

In 2013-14, he was an assistant coach/analyst for the boy's varsity team at his alma mater New Palestine High School. 

He earned his master's degree in mechanical engineering from IUPUI in May 2016. He obtained his bachelor's degree from IUPUI in mechanical engineering, with minors in both mathematics and economics, while achieving a 3.93 grade-point average as an undergrad.

 

Athletic Trainer
Chad Young

Chad Young is in his seventh season as the athletic trainer for the Boilermaker men’s basketball team, having joined the program for the 2012-13 campaign.

Under his help, Purdue has been one of the healthiest teams in college basketball, missing just four games a year ago due to injury. 

Prior to his arrival at Purdue, Young served as the athletic trainer for men’s basketball and women’s swimming at Bowling Green University, while also overseeing the graduate assistant assigned to the Falcons’ women’s basketball and volleyball squads.

Young earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health education with a minor in athletic training from BGSU in 1999, and received his Master of Education degree in developmental kinesiology from the university in 2001. His tenure in the Bowling Green department of athletics began as a student trainer in 1996, and he later served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer before assuming full-time duties.

Young is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and licensed by the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board.

 

Director of Video Services
Nick Terruso

Nick Terruso is in his 15th season as video coordinator and 19th year overall with the Purdue men's basketball program. Beginning in 2009, Terruso was promoted to oversee the efforts of the entire Purdue athletics' video department.

Terruso assists the Purdue coaching staff with breakdown of game, practice and opponent films, while also coordinating film exchange with other schools and the taping of games from TV and satellite. Additionally, he assists with special team videos and projects.

Terruso was honored as the national Basketball Video Coordinator of the Year by the Collegiate Sports Video Association (CSVA) in June 2014.

After serving as a volunteer video coordinator at Purdue from 2001-02 and working as an intern in the athletics department at Duke University from 2002-03, Terruso was named a video graduate assistant for Boilermaker athletics in 2003. He held that position until 2005, when he was promoted to assistant sports video coordinator with men's basketball as his main focus.

The Plymouth, Indiana, native has served as assistant to the camp director for Purdue Basketball Camps since 2001. Terruso was also a student manager for the Boilermakers from 1997-01.

Terruso owns three degrees from Purdue, earning bachelor's degrees in biology and management in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and a Master's degree in sports management in 2006.

He and his wife, Lauren, have two sons, Henry and John.