Ed Schilling
-- Wright State basketball coach

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  On March 14, 1997 Ed Schilling was hired by Wright State University to head the men's basketball program.
   Schilling, who was an assistant coach for the New Jersey Nets, replaced Ralph Underhill, who was fired after a shoplifting arrest.

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Background on Ed Schilling:

Full name: Edmund Michael Schilling
Born: Jan. 4, 1966 in Lebanon, Ind.
Family:
  His wife: Shawn (Dullaghan) is an attorney; Daughter: Christiana (born 5/26/94).
   Schilling's father, Edmund, played for the legendary Tony Hinkle at Butler Universityin 1965-66 and 1966-67, coached five years at Marian College in Indianapolisin the 1970s and is an associate professor of education at IndianaUniversity-Purdue University at Indianapolis.
   His mother, Ina, is a kindergarten teacher whose father, Walter Cross, was aprep track and basketball coaching icon at Kokomo (Ind.) High School. .
Education:
   Lebanon (Ind.) High School, 1984.
   Miami University,1988.
Career:
  Schilling played college basketball at MiamiUniversity from 1984-88. A 6-foot-2 point guard, he played alongside Dayton's RonHarper (Kiser) and Ron Hunter (Chaminade-Julienne) for two seasons on his wayto becoming the Redskins' career assists leader with 629.
   After spending two years at Western Boone High School in Thorntown, Ind.,where he coached former WSU player Jon Ramey, Schilling moved on to Logansport(Ind.) High School for four years.
   He worked two seasons for John Calipari, first at UMass in 1995-96 and then in New Jersey when Calipari took over the Nets in 1996.
Salary & Contract: According to DDN reports at the time of his hiring, Schilling's five-year deal called for $101,000 per season. With perks and incentives- including a car and country club membership, plus money from summer camps,radio and TV and other income - the package could be worth more than doublehis base salary.

File created: 3-20-97
Sources:
DDN 3-15-1997, "WSU hires new coach," by Chick Ludwig
DDN 3-18-1997, "Schilling was born to coach," by Chick Ludwig
DDN 3-19-1997, "New vision at WSU," by Chick Ludwig