Brandon Miller

Brandon Miller (born May 21, 1979)

Teams coached: Butler Bulldogs
Butler record: 14-17 (.452)
Overall record: 14-17 (.452)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-2014 Butler
2012-2013 Illinois (special asst)
2008-2011 Ohio State (asst)
2007-2008 Butler (asst)
2006-2007 Ohio State (video)
2004-2006 Ohio State (DBO)
2003-2004 Xavier (video)

Brandon Miller Facts

  • Brandon Miller
  • Born May 21, 1979
  • Hometown: New Castle, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: Butler University (BA, 2003)
  • Graduated from New Castle Chrysler HS (IN) then played for Steve Alford for one year at Southwest Missouri State
    • Transferred to Butler in 1999 and played there from 2000-03 for head coaches Thad Matta and Todd Lickliter
    • In 2003, Miller was named All-Horizon Defense and was awarded the League’s Cecil M. Coleman Medal of Honor
  • Became a video intern at Xavier, where Matta was coaching, in 2003; the Musketeers reached the NCAA Elite Eight
    • Followed Matta to Ohio State in 2004, spending two years as DBO and another as video coordinator
  • Returned to alma mater Butler in 2007 to be an assistant coach for the Bulldogs, then coached by Brad Stevens
  • Went back to Ohio State a year later to be a full-time assistant coach under Matta for three years
    • During his six years at OSU, he was part of four Big Ten titles; on staff for the Buckeyes’ 2007 NCAA Runner-up finish
    • Stepped away from coaching in 2011 in order to spend more time with his family
  • Came back in 2012, spending the season at Illinois as special assistant to John Groce, also a member of Matta‘s coaching tree
  • Originally went back to Butler to be an assistant under Stevens again, but after Stevens decided in July 2013 to become the head coach of the Boston Celtics, Miller was tabbed as the head coach for the following season
    • Went 14-17 (4-14 Big East) in what would be his only season as the Bulldogs’ head coach
  • It was announced in October 2014, just a month before the start of the 2014-15 season, that Miller would be taking a indefinite medical issue
    • Assistant Chris Holtmann served as interim head coach for the season, going 23-11 and reaching the NCAA Tournament
    • In January 2015, the University announced that Miller would not be returning following the leave and Holtmann was given the job moving forward
    • The reason for the medical leave has not been disclosed by either Miller or Butler University

Brandon Miller Coaching Tree