Tim Miles

Tim Miles (born August 20, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: San José State Spartans
Current conference: Mountain West Conference (MWC)
Mayville State record^: 35–22 (.614)
Southwest Minnesota State record^: 78–39 (.667)
North Dakota State record^: 99-71 (.582)
Colorado State record: 71-88 (.447)
Nebraska record: 116-114 (.504)
San José State record: 38-60 (.388)
Overall record^: 437-394 (.526)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2012, 2014)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2011, 2018, 2019)
  • CBI Appearances:  2  (2010, 2023)
  • Mountain West Regular Season Champion:  0
  • NSIC (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  1  (2001)
  • NDCAC (NAIA) Regular Season Champion:  2  (1996, 1997)
  • Mountain West Tournament Champion:  0
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  1  (2001)   
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1996, 1997)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present San José State
2012-2019 Nebraska
2007-2012 Colorado State
2001-2007 North Dakota State
1997-2001 Southwest Minnesota State
1995-1997 Mayville State
1989-1995 Northern State (asst)

Tim Miles Facts

  • Timothy Sean Miles
  • Born August 20, 1966
  • Hometown: Doland, South Dakota
  • Alma Mater: University of Mary (BS, 1989) / Northern State University (MA, 1990)
  • Played for the Division II Mary Marauders (ND) and then started his coaching career in 1989 at D-II Northern State (SD), spending six seasons as an assistant under Bob Olson
    • Inducted into the University of Mary Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007
  • First head coaching job was at NAIA Mayville State (ND), where he went 35-22 in two seasons and went to the NAIA Tournament both seasons
  • Spent four years coaching at D-II Southwest Minnesota State, winning 78 games and going to the NCAA D-II Tournament in 2001
  • Took over the North Dakota State program in 2001, then members of the D-II North Central Conference
    • The program became a D-I Independent in 2004 while Miles was still at the helm; won 20 games in their third season at D-I and last before joining the Summit League
  • Coached the Colorado State Rams for five seasons, earning CBI, NIT and NCAA berths in his final three seasons respectively
  • Hired to be the head coach at Nebraska in 2012 and quickly turned around a Cornhuskers team that was new to the Big Ten
    • Led the Huskers to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and the NIT in 2018 and 2019
    • Fired in March 2019 after going 116-114 over seven seasons in Lincoln
  • In April 2021, Miles was introduced as the new head coach at San José State, marking a return to the Mountain West
    • In his second year, Miles led the Spartans to a 21-14 season and was named Mountain West COY

Tim Miles Coaching Tree


^ Overall record includes seasons at the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA levels; NDSU was Division II until the 2004-05 season