Bucky McMillan

Bucky McMillan (born August 12, 1983)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Samford Bulldogs
Current conference: Southern Conference (SoCon)
Samford record: 77-41 (.653)
Overall record: 77-41 (.653)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present Samford

Bucky McMillan Facts

  • Bucky McMillan
  • Born August 12, 1983
  • Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: Birmingham-Southern College (BA, 2007)
  • Played four years at D-III Birmingham-Southern (AL) for head coach Duane Reboul; was conference All-Academic as a senior
  • Started his coaching career at alma mater Mountain Brook HS (AL), serving as the JV coach for two years
  • Became the varsity head coach at Mountain Brook in 2008 and coached the boys’ teams for the next 12 seasons
    • Won 333 games, an average of over 27 wins per season, and won 23+ games in all but his first year at the helm
    • Reached the state finals seven times and won in five of those years (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019)
    • Finished multiple seasons ranked in the Top 20 by USA Today, including a #5 ranking in 2019
    • Won a number of local and national COY awards, including being named NHSCA National Coach of the Year in 2018
  • In April 2020, McMillan left Mountain Brook to take over as the head coach at D-I Samford in the SoCon

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