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Indiana University Has Hired Archie Miller

ARCHIE MILLER IU Indiana University

Archie Miller has been hired as the 29th head coach at Indiana University, the school announced Saturday. Indiana Athletic Director Fred Glass said Miller was on his “short list” from the beginning.

“While there was great interest in this position, Archie Miller was on my short list from the very beginning,” said Glass. “The more I learned about him, the more convinced I became that he is the coach we need to meet our high expectations for many years to come.”

Miller was 139-63 during his six-year tenure at Dayton. That tenure included four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament with an Elite 8 appearance in the 2014 Tournament where the Flyers lost to one-seed Florida.

Miller called Indiana a “dream destination.”

“I am honored to be the head coach at Indiana University,” said Miller in a statement released by the University. “IU is one of the greatest basketball programs and academic institutions in the country and I cannot wait to get started. With peerless fan support, outstanding facilities and tradition, a beautiful campus, and located in one of the most fertile recruiting areas in the country, IU is a dream destination for me and my family.”

“I cannot wait to connect with former players, current players, and future players and all of Hoosier Nation,” Miller continued. “I want to thank all of the great people and players at the University of Dayton who have supported me along the way. I look forward to outlining my vision for IU basketball and offering my sincerest appreciation for the great people at Dayton on Monday.”

The announcement came less than 24 hours after UCLA head man Steve Alford stated he was “Absolutely 100% not going to Indiana.

Many thought Alford was the front runner to replace long-term Indiana coach Tom Crean who was released after an 18-16 overall record, a 7-11 Big Ten record and an early exit in the NIT Tournament at the hands of Georgia Tech.

Exact details of the deal with Miller is unknown to D1Vision at this time, but Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Hoosiers were offering a 7-year contract.

 

 

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