OFFICIAL: Rhode Island hires Archie Miller as head coach
~~ Updated 3/18 with quotes ~~
Archie Miller has been hired as the next head men’s basketball coach at Rhode Island. Miller was previously the head coach at Indiana and Dayton, winning two A-10 titles and going to four NCAA Tournaments with the latter.
“I am thrilled to welcome Archie Miller and his family to the University of Rhode Island,” AD Thorr Bjorn said. “Archie has an incredible track record of success. He is very familiar with the Atlantic 10 and is a great recruiter. Archie’s goals for this program are the same as mine. Not only do we want to win Atlantic 10 championships, but we want to build a program that competes late into March each year. His passion and enthusiasm are contagious. I am so excited to partner with him in showcasing URI basketball on the national stage.”
Miller has signed a five-year deal at Rhode Island. He spent this past season on the media side, among other things hosting a college basketball podcast with his brother, Sean.
“My family and I are beyond excited for the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at the University of Rhode Island,” Miller said. “President Marc Parlange and Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn are aligned in a strong vision for URI Basketball, which was everything for us. URI is a diverse, world class university. We are so excited to be a part of it in every way. URI is synonymous with success on the basketball court. It hasn’t been just one coach. It has been several who have led this program into March Madness. Jim Harrick, Al Skinner, Tom Penders, and most recently Dan Hurley all had their runs. I want to credit David Cox as well. He was the Head Coach, but also a pivotal part of the last two teams that went and advanced in back-to-back NCAA tournaments.”
Rhode Island moved on from former head coach David Cox after four seasons without any postseason appearances.
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