Archie Miller isn’t even 40 years old yet, but he already brings great experience to the Indiana job. In addition to his six seasons at Dayton, where he made an Elite Eight in 2013, he has made stops at major programs as an assistant, and played college ball at N.C. State. Here’s a quick history of his career thus far.
Miller was a point guard at N.C. State between 1998-2002. While there, he played under coach Herb Sendek, and helped to get the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament in his senior season. After graduating from State, he spent a year at Western Kentucky, then came back as a graduate assistant for the Wolfpack, and stayed on as an assistant with Sendek when he accepted the Arizona State job in 2006. After one season, he left to join Thad Matta’s staff for two years at Ohio State. Following his stint with the Buckeyes, he joined his brother Sean’s staff at Arizona, again staying there for two years.
In 2011, he took the Dayton job, replacing Brian Gregory, who had gone on to Georgia Tech. In six years with the Flyers, he never had a losing record, and in 2014, he had his first and most accomplished NCAA Tournament run. As an 11-seed, the Flyers upset Ohio State and Syracuse in the first weekend of the tourney, then cruised by Stanford in the Sweet 16, before falling to #1 overall seed Florida in the Elite Eight.
In the next three seasons, Miller continued to make it to the Tourney, finishing no worse than second in the Atlantic 10 during these seasons. This past season, Dayton won an outright A-10 title, and received a 7-seed in the Tourney, in which they lost a hard-fought game to Wichita State in the first round.
Miller leaves Dayton with a 139-63 overall record, and a 68-34 conference record.