According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Archie Miller will be the next head basketball coach at Indiana University after six seasons in the same role at the University of Dayton.
While at Dayton, his only stop as a head coach, Miller went 139-63. The Flyers qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each of Miller’s final four seasons, and in 2013-2014 came within one game of the Final Four before bowing out in an Elite Eight loss to Florida. His club also won the last two Atlantic-10 regular season championships.
Indiana hiring Dayton's Archie Miller, sources told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 25, 2017
While Miller’s coaching career has been limited to Dayton, he is no stranger to power five programs with rich history and high expectations. Miller played at North Carolina State from 1997-2002 (with a medical redshirt), where he averaged 7.7 PPG and 2.0 APG for his career.
Miller’s coaching career began as an assistant at Arizona State. Then he took a job under Thad Matta at Ohio State, which proved to be the stepping stone the his position at Dayton.
In Miller, it seems the Hoosiers will sacrifice some of the offensive success seen under former coach Tom Crean, but should see improvements defensively.
But before Miller can get to work on Indiana’s defense, he’ll have some off-the-court issues to address. There is a general understanding that Thomas Bryant, James Blackmon, Jr., and OG Anunoby all could depart to play professional basketball. Miller’s first task will have to be attempting to persuade them to return to Indiana. In addition, as with any coaching change, Miller will need to try to stave off an outflux of transfers.