Danny Miles

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Danny Miles
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Biographical details
Born (1945-10-09) October 9, 1945 (age 73)
Medford, Oregon
Playing career
1964–1968Southern Oregon
Position(s)Quarterback, Shortstop, Point Guard,
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1971–2016Oregon Tech
Head coaching record
Overall1,040–437
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
  • NAIA Division II Champion (2004, 2008, 2012)
  • 17× NAIA National Tournament Appearances (1974, 1979, 1986-1988, 1997, 2000-2001, 2004-2012)
  • 9× Conference Tournament (1974, 1979, 1987, 2000, 2006, 2009-2012)
  • 14× Conference Regular Season (1974, 1979, 1986-1988, 1997, 2000-2001, 2005, 2007, 2009-2012)
Awards
  • Coach Wooden "Keys to Life" Award (2015)
  • 2× NAIA National Basketball Coach of the Year (2004, 2008)
  • A.T. Slats Gill All-Sports Coach of the Year (2004)
  • National Association of Basketball Coaches NAIA Division II Coach of the Year (2012)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2018

Danny Miles (born October 9, 1945) is a retired American basketball coach. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Oregon Institute of Technology for 45 years from 1971 to 2016. Miles has led the Hustlin' Owls to three NAIA Division II National Championships. He achieved his one thousandth win on February 1, 2014, in his 43rd year of coaching at OIT.[1][2][3] This is the fourth most of any men's college basketball coach all-time (NCAA & NAIA).[4] The other coaches at a four-year school with 1,000 or more wins are Harry Statham, coach of McKendree University, Mike Krzyzewski, coach of Duke University, and Herb Magee, coach of Philadelphia University.

On March 29, 2018 Miles was named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.[5][6]

Playing career[edit]

Miles was known as a multi-sport athlete competing in baseball, football, and basketball. In 1962, he won the Oregon class 4A state championship in Football[7] and in 1963 he was recognized as the outstanding athlete at Medford High School[8] (Now known as North Medford). Miles received a scholarship for baseball from Oregon State University, but then enrolled at Southern Oregon State College (Now Southern Oregon University) after an injury beginning in 1964. While at SOU, Miles continued as a multi-sport athlete and attained the following honors:

  • Football All-American (honorable mention) 1964,65,66
  • Baseball All- Conference 1965,66,67
  • Collegiate football's record holder for passing percentage for a season. All levels 1965, (190-247) 77%
  • Led NAIA in total offense (255.3) yds per game
  • SOU Hall of Fame (1989)[9]
  • Oregon Sports Hall of Fame (Multi-sport athlete) (1996)

Coaching career[edit]

Oregon Tech[edit]

In 1971, the Oregon Institute of Technology hired Miles at the age of 26 as head coach. During his 45 years as head coach at Oregon Tech, the Hustlin' Owls won 1040 games while losing 437, for a .704 winning percentage. He had 10 seasons of 30 or more wins.

During his time at Oregon Tech, Miles was also the head softball coach for nine years with a 323-171(.654) record. Over seven years as the head baseball coach at Oregon Tech, his record was 132-103(.562).

Retirement[edit]

On July 17, 2014 Miles announced that he will retire effective July 2016 at the end of his 45th year at OIT.[10] Justin Parnell, a former player of his was named as his successor at OIT.[11]

Life after coaching[edit]

In April 2016 Miles became the assistant athletic director at Cascade Christian High School in Medford, Oregon. In October 2017 Miles became the Head Athletic director at Cascade Christian[12]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Medford High School Sports Hall of Fame
  • City of Medford Sports Hall of Fame
  • French Men's Basketball National Team U14 Assistant Coach (1996)
  • NAIA Hall of Fame - Basketball Coach (1996)
  • Oregon Institute of Technology Basketball Court named "Danny Miles Court" (1996)
  • 2x NAIA National Basketball Coach of the Year (2004, 2008)
  • A.T. Slats Gill All-Sports Coach of the Year (2004) [13]
  • National winner of NAIA's Champion of Character award for all sports (2009)
  • USA Basketball Men's U19 National Team Training Camp - Court Coach (2011) [14]
  • DNA Award at the Oregon Sports Award show (2012) [15]
  • National Association of Basketball Coaches NAIA Division II Coach of the Year (2012) [16]
  • Guardians of the Game Pillar Award for Advocacy from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (2013) [17]
  • John Wooden "Keys to Life" Award at the legends of the Hardwood Breakfast - Final Four Indianapolis (2015) [18]
  • "Danny Miles Way", street named in his honor (2016)
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Candidate (2016,2017,2018)[19]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls (Evergreen Conference) (1971–1980)
1971–72 Oregon Tech 11–15 5–7 5th
1972–73 Oregon Tech 14–12 5–7 4th
1973–74 Oregon Tech 25–5 8–4 1st NAIA Division I Round of 32
1974–75 Oregon Tech 25–4 9–3 2nd
1975–76 Oregon Tech 18–10 7–5 3rd
1976–77 Oregon Tech 22–6 7–5 3rd
1977–78 Oregon Tech 17–11 8–4 3rd
1978–79 Oregon Tech 24–6 5–3 1st NAIA Division I Round of 32
1979–80 Oregon Tech 19–11 8–4 2nd
Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls (Sempter System) (1980–1985)
1980–81 Oregon Tech 19–13
1981–82 Oregon Tech 20–10
1982–83 Oregon Tech 20–12
1983–84 Oregon Tech 18–14
1984–85 Oregon Tech 13–15
Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls (District II Western Division) (1985–1991)
1985–86 Oregon Tech 32–9 13–1 1st
1986–87 Oregon Tech 33–5 13–1 1st NAIA Division I Sweet 16
1987–88 Oregon Tech 27–6 9–3 1st
1988–89 Oregon Tech 26–9 7–5 2nd
1989–90 Oregon Tech 24–12 8–4 2nd
1990–91 Oregon Tech 15–17 8–6 4th
Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls (Independent) (1991–1992)
1991–92 Oregon Tech 21–11 13–7 3rd
Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls (Cascade Collegiate Conference) (1992–2016)
1992–93 Oregon Tech 12–16 6–10 7th
1993–94 Oregon Tech 20–13 7–9 6th
1994–95 Oregon Tech 20–13 7–9 5th
1995–96 Oregon Tech 17–13 6–8 5th
1996–97 Oregon Tech 30–5 12–2 1st NAIA Division II Sweet 16
1997–98 Oregon Tech 26–11 13–5 3rd NAIA Division II Runner-up
1998–99 Oregon Tech 25–8 10–6 3rd
1999–00 Oregon Tech 30–7 12–4 2nd NAIA Division II Elite Eight
2000–01 Oregon Tech 32–6 16–2 1st NAIA Division II Elite Eight
2001–02 Oregon Tech 22–11 11–7 4th
2002–03 Oregon Tech 27–7 13–5 3rd NAIA Division II Sweet 16
2003–04 Oregon Tech 31–9 14–4 2nd NAIA Division II Champion
2004–05 Oregon Tech 28–10 14–4 1st NAIA Division II Final Four
2005–06 Oregon Tech 26–9 11–7 3rd NAIA Division II Sweet 16
2006–07 Oregon Tech 28–5 15–3 1st NAIA Division II Sweet 16
2007–08 Oregon Tech 31–6 16–4 2nd NAIA Division II Champion
2008–09 Oregon Tech 29–6 15–5 1st NAIA Division II Sweet 16
2009–10 Oregon Tech 30–5 15–3 1st NAIA Division II Sweet 16
2010–11 Oregon Tech 30–5 16–2 1st NAIA Division II Sweet 16
2011–12 Oregon Tech 34–4 15–3 1st NAIA Division II Champion
2012–13 Oregon Tech 16–15 7–11 7th
2013–14 Oregon Tech 17–15 9–9 7th
2014–15 Oregon Tech 13–16 6–12 8th
2015–16 Oregon Tech 23–9 12–8 5th
Oregon Tech: 1040–437 (.704) 411–211 (.661)
Total: 1040–437 (.704)

      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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Matthies, Steve (February 2, 2014). "Miles marks millennia". Herald and News. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Anderson, Eric (February 1, 2014). "Danny Miles earns win No. 1000, Oregon Tech cruises by Corban, 71-51". Oregonian. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Schnell, Lindsay (February 7, 2014). "Oregon Tech's Danny Miles reluctantly celebrates his 1,000th win". Sports illustrated. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Bishop, Greg (February 22, 2012). "For 41 Years Town Cheers Oregon Tech Coach Danny Miles". New York Times. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  5. ^ Matthies, Steve (March 29, 2018). "Hall of Fame: Danny Miles named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame". Herald and News. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
  6. ^ "Oregon Tech's Danny Miles Named to National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame". NAIA Website.
  7. ^ "Unyielding Champions". Mail Tribune. November 30, 2002.
  8. ^ "Danny Miles". The Oregon Encyclopedia.
  9. ^ "Danny Miles SOU Hall Of Fame". SOU Website.
  10. ^ Sports, Oregonian (July 17, 2014). "Oregon Tech basketball coach Danny Miles to retire in 2016". Oregonian. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  11. ^ Sports, Oregonian (March 22, 2016). "Justin Parnell Named Oregon Tech Head Coach for Men's Basketball". Oregonian. Retrieved March 22, 2016.
  12. ^ "DANNY MILES GOES FROM ASSISTANT TO HEAD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT CASCADE CHRISTIAN". KDRV. October 18, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  13. ^ "SLATS GILL SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR". Oregon Sports Awards.
  14. ^ "Oregon Tech's Danny Miles Selected as Court Coach for U19 Basketball Team Training Camp". Oregonian.
  15. ^ "DNA AWARD DEDICATION TO OREGON SPORTS". Oregon Sports Awards.
  16. ^ "NABC NAIA Coach of the Year". NABC.
  17. ^ "NABC Guardians of the Game Awards". NABC.
  18. ^ "2015 Coach John Wooden "Keys to Life" Award to Honor NAIA Great". NAIA Website.
  19. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Eligible Candidates for the Class of 2016". Hoophall. December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015.