Elon head basketball coach Mike Schrage has announced his resignation. Schrage will now return to Duke as an assistant coach under Jon Scheyer, per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
From 2002 to 2008, Schrage worked as the Blue Devils Director of Basketball Operations under legendary head coach Mike Krzyzewski. With Scheyer taking over following Krzyzewski’s retirement, Schrage is headed back to the program.
“Elon head coach Mike Schrage has resigned, per release,” Rothstein tweeted. “According to multiple sources, he’s expected to return to Duke — where he once worked under Mike Krzyzewski — to be on Jon Scheyer’s staff.”
In his three seasons as Elon’s head coach, Schrage led the Phoenix to an overall record of 33-52. Most recently, Schrage coached Elon to a mark of 10-22 in the 2021-22 campaign. Schrage also has experience on coaching staffs at Ohio State, Butler, and Stanford.
Schrage will be part of a coaching staff that must find a way to keep Duke rolling after the departure of Krzyzewski. After the Blue Devils’ Final Four loss to rival North Carolina, Krzyzewski was asked about the team he coached in his final season. Krzyzewski said that he was extremely proud of this year’s squad and they way it handled everything throughout the season.
“For these guys, they’ve been a joy,” Krzyzewski said. “We made our announcement it would be our last year — I told my wife, Mickie, look, we’re going for it. And I’m going to put everything into it. And I got a group, they’re young, but I think they’ve got a chance.
“And I was right about that. I was right about that. So every day — we had a few bumps in the road, but they won 32 games. And they turned it around in March where they’ve been beautiful young men to coach. I could not ask for more.”
Asked to reflect on his lengthy and accomplished career as a head coach, Krzyzewski declined to comment on that in the immediate aftermath of Duke’s exit from the NCAA Tournament.
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“I’m not thinking about my career right now,” Krzyzewski said.