Mike Schrage expected to join Scheyer’s Duke staff

Mike Schrage, following three seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Elon, will step down from his post. Instead, Schrage is now expected to join Jon Scheyer’s staff at Duke as the program gets set to transition beyond the legendary Mike Krzyzewski.

Previously, Schrage, 45, was the director of basketball operations for several years at Duke (2002-08).

This news comes one day after assistant coach Nolan Smith left the program to become the Associated Head Coach at Louisville — joining new head coach Kenny Payne’s staff.

Scheyer will still need to fill one more assistant slot, which will likely go to Amile Jefferson, another former Duke player (2012-17), who served as the program’s director of player development this season.

During his three seasons with Elon, the Phoenix went 33-52 (.388). Prior to his time at Elon, Schrage was an assistant coach under Johnny Dawkins at Stanford (2008-16) and an assistant coach with Chris Holtmann at Butler (2016-19). Holtmann is now the head coach at Ohio State.

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