Indiana Hires Archie Miller as Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Dayton University will need a new head men's basketball coach because Archie Miller has been summoned to Bloomington to take the helm at Indiana University.
The Hoosiers fired head coach Tom Crean last week after the team had failed to make the NCAA tournament twice in four years. The team went to the Sweet 16 three times under Crean. IU Athletic Director Fred Glass decided it was time for a change. Along with Miller, Wichita State's Gregg Marshall was considered for the job and as late as this past Thursday, there were rumors former IU standout and UCLA coach Steve Alford was possibly taking the job.
38-year-old Miller played collegiately at North Carolina State. His first assistant coaching job was at Western Kentucky University under then head coach Darrin Horn. He also served as an assistant at NC State, Arizona State, Ohio State, and under his brother Sean at Arizona. Miller led Dayton to two Atlantic-10 conference championships this year and last year; the Flyers made an Elite Eight appearance in 2014. He was named Atlantic-10 Coach of the Year this year.