Former Hanover College men's basketball standout Micah Shrewsberry has been hired as a member of the Boston Celtics coaching staff.
Shrewsberry, a 1999 Hanover graduate, will work as an assistant coach under Celtics' first-year head coach Brad Stevens. Shrewsberry was an assistant for Stevens at Butler University from 2008-11 where he helped the Bulldogs post an 89-21 record during his stint on their sidelines, including two appearances in the NCAA championship game and three Horizon League championships.
As an assistant coach at Purdue University for the past two seasons, the Boilermakers posted a 38-31 record, including an appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Shrewsberry played in 76 games for Hanover from 1996-1999, helping the Panthers post a 68-36 mark during his four years on campus.
He averaged 7.5 points and 4.2 assists per game as the Panthers' starter at the point through his final two years. He was an honorable mention all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference selection as a senior after averaging 6.9 points, 3.9 boards and a league-best 4.4 assists in 25 games.
He also led the HCAC in free-throw percentage that season (83.3%).
After his graduation, he became a graduate assistant at the University of Indianapolis for the 1999-2000 season. He moved to the sidelines as an assistant at Wabash College for the 2000-01 season before working as an assistant at DePauw University from 2001-2003 while working on a master's degree in sports management at Indiana State University.
In 2003, Shrewsberry moved to NCAA Division I by accepting a position as the director of basketball operations at Marshall University (W.Va.). After two seasons with the Thundering Herd, he left to become the first full-time head coach of the men's program at Indiana-South Bend.
He joined Stevens' staff at Butler after guiding the Titans during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.
Boston capped the 2012-13 National Basketball Association season with a 41-40 record. The Celtics landed seventh in the Eastern Conference (27-24), eventually closing the season with a 4-2 series loss to the New York Knicks.
Published Thursday, August 8, 2013