Butler coach Chris Holtmann has hired Ryan Pedon to his coaching staff.
The former Illinois assistant replaces Emerson Kampen, a former Bulldogs player who was promoted from grad assistant to a full-time job last season after Holtmann took over as interim coach for the ill Brandon Miller. Kampen will remain on staff as a basketball analyst.
Pedon and Holtmann got to know one another as assistants in the Mid-American Conference. John Groce hired Pedon as his special assistant two years ago. Before that, Pedon spent three seasons as an assistant at Toledo, five seasons at Miami (Ohio), three seasons at Kent State and was a grad assistant at Miami for two seasons.
Kampen played on both of Butler's Final Four teams.