Xavier names Travis Steele head coach

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Xavier is once again promoting from within.

Travis Steele, who has been with the Xavier program for a decade and who has been the associate head coach since 2015, was promoted to head coach on Saturday.

“I am extremely excited to be the next Head Coach at Xavier University,” Steele tweeted.

This is the right move for Xavier to make. Chris Mack and Sean Miller were both promoted to head coach after spending time on the staff, and that has clearly been a successful strategy for the program.

Prior to joining Xavier, Steele was on staff at Indiana and promoted to assistant coach in Feb. 2008, when Kelvin Sampson was fired.