Ed Schilling

Ed Schilling (born January 4, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Pepperdine Waves
Current conference: West Coast Conference (WCC)
Wright State record: 75-93 (.446)
Pepperdine record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 75-93 (.446)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Pepperdine
2020-2024 Grand Canyon (asst)
2017-2019 Indiana (asst)
2013-2017 UCLA (asst)
2003-2005 Memphis (asst)
1997-2003 Wright State
1996-1997 New Jersey Nets (asst)
1995-1996 UMass (asst)

Ed Schilling Facts

  • Edmund C. Schilling Jr.
  • Born January 4, 1966
  • Hometown: Lebanon, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Miami University (BA, 1988)
  • Graduated from Lebanon Senior HS (IN) then played four seasons for coach Jerry Peirson at Miami (OH)
  • Started out coaching at the HS level, including stints as the head coach at Western Boone Junior-Senior HS (IN) (1988-91) and Logansport HS (IN) (1991-95)
  • Hired in 1995 by John Calipari to be an assistant coach at UMass; was part of the Minutemen’s (later vacated) 1996 NCAA Final Four run
    • Followed Calipari to the NBA in 1996 and spent one year as an assistant coach with the New Jersey Nets
  • Returned to the college ranks in 1997 when he was hired to be the head coach at Wright State
    • Went 75-93 in six seasons with the Raiders but never reached the postseason; was fired in 2003 after a 10-18 campaign
  • Reunited with Calipari for two seasons in Memphis, going to one NCAA Tournament (2004) and one NIT (2005)
  • Spent four seasons (2009-13) as the head basketball coach at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, coaching future IU and NBA player Yogi Ferrell
  • Headed out West in 2013 to be an assistant at UCLA under new head coach – and fellow Indiana-native – Steve Alford
    • Worked with the Bruins for four seasons and was part of three NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances
  • Went back to his home state in 2017 to become an assistant with the Indiana Hoosiers, spending two seasons under Archie Miller
  • Schilling spent four years an assistant at Grand Canyon for another Indiana-native, Bryce Drew, where he was a part of three NCAA Tournament appearances and two WAC regular season titles
  • Hired in April 2024 to be the new head coach at Pepperdine in the WCC

Ed Schilling Coaching Tree