Eldon Miller

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Eldon Miller
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Volunteer assistant coach
Team UNC Pembroke
Conference Peach Belt
Biographical details
Born (1939-06-19) June 19, 1939 (age 79)
Chester, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1957–1961 Wittenberg
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961–1962 Wittenberg (assistant)
1962–1970 Wittenberg
1970–1976 Western Michigan
1976–1986 Ohio State
1986–1998 Northern Iowa
2008–present UNC Pembroke (vol. asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 568–419
Tournaments 4–3 (NCAA College Division)
5–6 (NCAA Division I)
5–0 (NIT)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
NIT (1986)
5 OAC (1963–1965, 1967, 1969)
MAC (1976)
Awards
Big Ten Coach of the Year (1983)
MVC Coach of the Year (1997)

Eldon Miller (born June 19, 1939) is an American college basketball coach. The Gnadenhutten, Ohio[1] native has led four different programs in 36 years of coaching: at Wittenberg University (1962–70), Western Michigan University (1971–76), Ohio State University (1977–86) and the University of Northern Iowa (1987–98).[1] His overall record is 568–419 and 5–6 in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament games.

Miller is now an assistant coach for his son, Ben Miller, at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.[2]

Miller was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.[1] He was also inducted into Wittenberg's Athletics Hall of Honor in 1986.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wittenberg Tigers (Ohio Athletic Conference) (1962–1970)
1962–63 Wittenberg 26–2 14–0 1st NCAA College Division Runner-Up
1963–64 Wittenberg 18–5 13–1 1st
1964–65 Wittenberg 17–5 12–2 T–1st
1965–66 Wittenberg 12–11 7–7 8th
1966–67 Wittenberg 17–7 12–1 1st
1967–68 Wittenberg 13–13 8–5 6th
1968–69 Wittenberg 19–6 11–2 T–1st NCAA College Division Regional Fourth Place
1969–70 Wittenberg 20–6 11–2 2nd
Wittenberg: 142–55 88–20
Western Michigan Broncos (Mid-American Conference) (1970–1976)
1970–71 Western Michigan 14–10 5–5 3rd
1971–72 Western Michigan 10–14 5–5 4th
1972–73 Western Michigan 8–18 2–10 7th
1973–74 Western Michigan 13–13 5–7 6th
1974–75 Western Michigan 16–10 8–6 5th
1975–76 Western Michigan 25–3 15–1 1st NCAA Division I Sweet 16
Western Michigan: 86–68 40–34
Ohio State Buckeyes (Big Ten Conference) (1976–1986)
1976–77 Ohio State 11–16 6–12 9th
1977–78 Ohio State 16–11 9–9 6th
1978–79 Ohio State 19–12 12–6 4th
1979–80 Ohio State 21–8 12–6 2nd NCAA Division I Sweet 16
1980–81 Ohio State 14–13 9–9 T–5th
1981–82 Ohio State 21–10 12–6 2nd NCAA Division I Round of 48
1982–83 Ohio State 20–10 11–7 T–2nd NCAA Division I Sweet 16
1983–84 Ohio State 15–14 8–10 T–5th
1984–85 Ohio State 20–10 11–7 T–3rd NCAA Division I Round of 32
1985–86 Ohio State 19–14 8–10 7th NIT Champion
Ohio State: 176–118 98–82
Northern Iowa Panthers (Association of Mid-Continent Universities / Mid-Continent Conference) (1986–1991)
1986–87 Northern Iowa 13–15 7–7
1987–88 Northern Iowa 10–18 4–10
1988–89 Northern Iowa 19–9 8–4
1989–90 Northern Iowa 23–9 6–6 NCAA Division I Round of 32
1990–91 Northern Iowa 13–19 8–8
Northern Iowa Panthers (Missouri Valley Conference) (1991–1998)
1991–92 Northern Iowa 10–18 6–12 7th
1992–93 Northern Iowa 12–15 8–10 6th
1993–94 Northern Iowa 16–13 10–8 5th
1994–95 Northern Iowa 8–20 4–14 T–9th
1995–96 Northern Iowa 14–13 8–10 T–7th
1996–97 Northern Iowa 16–12 11–7 T–4th
1997–98 Northern Iowa 10–17 4–14 9th
Northern Iowa: 164–178 84–110
Total: 568–419

      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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Maurer, Ryan. "Wittenberg Men's Basketball Legend Eldon Miller Inducted Into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame & Museum". Wittenberg University. Archived from the original on February 23, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ "COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Eldon Miller Returns to Cedar Falls as Opposing Coach". Eastern Iowa News. November 4, 2009. Retrieved October 13, 2010. 

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