Curt Miller

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Curt Miller
Connecticut Sun
Position Head coach
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1968-10-05) October 5, 1968 (age 47)[1]
Girard, Pennsylvania
Career information
College Baldwin Wallace
Career history
As coach:
1991–1994 Cleveland State ( assistant)
1994–1998 Syracuse (assistant)
1998–2001 Colorado State (assistant)
2001–2012 Bowling Green
2012–2014 Indiana
2015 Los Angeles Sparks (assistant)
2016–present Connecticut Sun
Career highlights and awards
  • MAC regular season championships (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012)
  • MAC Tournament championships (2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012)
miller Stats at WNBA.com

Curt Miller (born October 6, 1968)[2] is an American basketball coach, currently the head coach of the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. He previously served as the head coach at Bowling Green State University from 2001–2012 and Indiana University from 2012–2014, and spent one season as an assistant to Brian Agler with the Los Angeles Sparks.

Assistant coaching career[edit]

Miller served as an assistant coach at Colorado State, helping the school to an 81-20 (.802) overall record during his three seasons there. He also served as an assistant at Cleveland State and Syracuse.

On March 31, 2015, the Los Angeles Sparks hired Miller as an assistant coach.[3]

Head coaching career[edit]

Bowling Green[edit]

During his tenure at Bowling Green he compiled a 258-92 record including 135-41 in the Mid-American Conference. He was named MAC Coach of the Year 6 times, and won the conference regular season title 8 straight times between 2005-2012. His best season came in 2006 when he led the Falcons to a 31-4 mark, including a sweet sixteen appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Indiana University[edit]

When Miller was negotiating a contract extension with Bowling Green in 2005, he included a "dream clause" in which Miller could list a few of his personal destination jobs.[4] The Indiana Hoosiers were on that list and, when an opening for head women's basketball coach occurred at the school in 2012, he applied for and got the position. Miller signed a six-year deal worth $275,000 a year. Miller resigned on July 25, 2014 citing health and family reasons.[5]

Connecticut Sun[edit]

After one season as an assistant with the Los Angeles Sparks, Miller returned to the head coaching ranks. He was announced as the new head coach of the Connecticut Sun on December 17, 2015.[6]

Head Coaching Record[edit]

NCAA[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference) (2001–2012)
2001–02 Bowling Green 9–19 6–10 4th (East)
2002–03 Bowling Green 12–16 5–11 T-6th (West)
2003–04 Bowling Green 21–10 11–5 T-2nd (West)
2004–05 Bowling Green 23–8 11–5 1st (West) NCAA 1st Round
2005–06 Bowling Green 28–3 16–0 1st (East) NCAA 1st Round
2006–07 Bowling Green 31–4 16–1 1st (East) NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2007–08 Bowling Green 26–8 13–3 1st (East) WNIT Second Round
2008–09 Bowling Green 29–5 15–1 1st (East) WNIT Third Round
2009–10 Bowling Green 27–7 14–2 1st (East) NCAA 1st Round
2010–11 Bowling Green 28–5 13–3 1st (East) NCAA 1st Round
2011–12 Bowling Green 24–7 14–2 1st (East) WNIT First Round
Bowling Green: 258–92 (.737) 135–41 (.767)
Indiana Hoosiers (Big Ten Conference) (2012–2014)
2012–13 Indiana 11–19 2–14 12th
2013–14 Indiana 21–13 5–11 T-8th WNIT Quarterfinals
Indiana: 32–32 (.500) 7–25 (.219)
Total: 290–124 (.700)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

WNBA[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
Connecticut Sun 2016 34 14 20 .412
Career 34 14 20 .412 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCAA® Career Statistics". Web1.ncaa.org. 1999-03-20. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 22 Sep 2015. 
  3. ^ Sparks Name Curt Miller Assistant Coach
  4. ^ Hutchens, Terry (29 March 2012). "Indiana women's basketball: New coach Curt Miller has winning history". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 9 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Indiana women's coach Curt Miller suddenly resigns". Courier-journal.com. 2014-07-25. Retrieved 2015-11-19. 
  6. ^ "It's Official: Connecticut Sun Name Curt Miller Head Coach". Hartford Courant. 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 

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