Tim Miles

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Tim Miles
Tim Miles in 2015.jpg
Tim Miles in 2015
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Nebraska
Conference Big Ten
Record 63–67 (.485)
Biographical details
Born (1966-08-20) August 20, 1966 (age 50)
Doland, South Dakota
Playing career
1985–1989 Mary
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1995 Northern State (asst.)
1995–1997 Mayville State
1997–2001 Southwest Minnesota State
2001–2007 North Dakota State
2007–2012 Colorado State
2012–present Nebraska
Head coaching record
Overall 346–287 (.547)

Tim Miles (born August 20, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at University of Nebraska. Miles previously served as the head coach at Colorado State University. He is a graduate of the University of Mary.

Coaching career[edit]

A successful coach in NAIA (Mayville State) and NCAA Division II (Southwest Minnesota State), Miles took over at North Dakota State in 2001. Shortly thereafter, the school declared its intent to reclassify from Division II and transition to Division I. The school would be ineligible for postseason play in its first five years of the transition, and was initially without a conference. On January 21, 2006, in just the school's second year in Division 1, NDSU pulled off a shocking 62–55 upset of #12 Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. The Bison, starting three redshirt freshman, ended Wisconsin's 27-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents. Miles would be named the Division I Independent Coach of the Year by CBS Sportsline.

The following season the Bison pulled yet another stunning upset. NDSU won at #8 Marquette in the championship game of the school's Blue and Gold Classic 64–60. The Bison would go on to finish 20–8, their best season under Miles. Of note, one year after Miles departed, at which time the school had since gained entry to the Summit League, the Bison made the NCAA Tournament under Miles' top assistant and successor, Saul Phillips, in their first year of eligibility primarily with the same players (as seniors) Miles had recruited and coached during their upsets of Wisconsin and Marquette.

On March 22, 2007, Miles was named head coach at Colorado State, replacing Dale Layer. Miles inherited just two players from the 2007 roster, and struggled to succeed early, going so far as to hold walkon tryouts to fill his first roster. After going winless in conference during his first season, Miles' teams improved gradually in the following years.

In May 2011, after winning 19 games and guiding CSU to its seventh appearance in the NIT during the 2010-11 season, he signed a 5-year contract with Colorado State.

The 2011-12 season saw Miles once again pulling upsets over ranked opponents. On January 28, CSU upset #12 San Diego State 77-60 at Moby Arena, marking the program's first win over a ranked opponent since 2004. Just over a month later the Rams stunned #18 New Mexico 71-63. Then, on February 29, Colorado State rallied from down 15 at half to defeat #17 UNLV 66-59. All three wins came at Moby Arena where CSU went 14-1, including 7-0 against Mountain West teams, the program's first perfect home season in conference play since 1960. Finishing with a 20-11 overall record, 8-6 in the Mountain West, Colorado State was awarded an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. It was CSU's first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2003 and their first at-large bid to the field since 1990. The Rams were the 11th seed in the West Regional and fell to 6th seed Murray State.

On March 24, 2012 Miles was named the next head men's basketball coach at the University of Nebraska, replacing Doc Sadler. In the 2013-14 season, he coached Nebraska into the NCAA Tournament, the first time Nebraska had made the tournament since 1998.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Mayville State Comets (North Dakota College Athletic Conference) (1995–1997)
1995–96 Mayville State 17–11 9–3 1st NAIA–II
1996–97 Mayville State 18–11 10–2 1st NAIA–II
Mayville State: 35–22 (.614) 19–5 (.792)
Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs (Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) (1997–2001)
1997–98 SW Minnesota State 16–11 7–5 3rd
1998–99 SW Minnesota State 16–11 7–5 3rd
1999–00 SW Minnesota State 18–10 12–6 4th
2000–01 SW Minnesota State 28–7 17–1 1st NCAA D-II Elite Eight
Southwest Minnesota State: 78–39 (.667) 43–17 (.717)
North Dakota State Bison (North Central Conference) (2001–2004)
2001–02 North Dakota State 11–15 5–13 8th
2002–03 North Dakota State 20–11 9–7 4th
2003–04 North Dakota State 16–13 8–6 3rd.
North Dakota State Bison (Independent) (2004–2007)
2004–05 North Dakota State 16–12
2005–06 North Dakota State 16–12
2006–07 North Dakota State 20–8
North Dakota State: 99–71 (.582) 22–26 (.458)
Colorado State Rams (Mountain West) (2007–2012)
2007–08 Colorado State 7–25 0–16 9th
2008–09 Colorado State 9–22 4–12 8th
2009–10 Colorado State 16–16 7–9 5th CBI First Round
2010–11 Colorado State 19–13 9–7 4th NIT First Round
2011–12 Colorado State 20–12 8–6 4th NCAA Second Round
Colorado State: 71–88 (.447) 28–50 (.359)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Nebraska 15–18 5–13 10th
2013–14 Nebraska 19–13 11–7 4th NCAA Second Round
2014–15 Nebraska 13–18 5–13 12th
2015–16 Nebraska 16–18 6–12 11th
2016–17 Nebraska 0–0 0–0
Nebraska: 63–67 (.485) 27–45 (.375)
Total: 346–287 (.547)

      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