WMBD/WYZZ-TV - NORMAL, Ill. -- Rob Judson is returning to the Illinois State bench.
Judson, who has served as an assistant coach at ISU for five years under then-head coach Tim Jankovich, will continue in that same capacity, the university announced Wednesday.
Judson is the second hire for new coach Dan Muller, who added former Redbird player Dana Ford to his staff last week.
"I'm very excited about Rob staying with us," Muller said. "He's been in the state of Illinois and he's been successful everywhere he's been. From everyone I've spoken to and from my brief experiences with him here, he will be a huge asset to our program and I'm looking forward to working with him."
Judson interviewed for the Redbird head coaching job earlier this month after Jankovich left to become the associate coach at Southern Methodist University.
"I'm looking forward working with coach Dan Muller and building Redbird basketball to the highest level," Judson said. "I'm delighted to continue coaching this group of student-athletes at Illinois State. It is an exciting time for Redbird basketball."
Judson's reputation as a detailed teacher has been built over his nearly 20 years of collegiate coaching experience in the state of Illinois. Under Jankovich, Judson helped Illinois State post four 20-win seasons and four postseason berths, all to the National Invitation Tournament.