Travis Steele announced as new head coach at Miami (OH)
Former Xavier coach Travis Steele was announced on Thursday as the new head coach at Miami (OH). Steele went 70-50 in four seasons with the Musketeers, taking over as head coach at 2018 after ten seasons working under Sean Miller and Chris Mack.
“Travis Steele brings with him an exceptional recruiting pedigree and results,” AD David Sayler said. “He also brings unmatched energy, a CEO-like-vision for where Miami Basketball can and should go, and a relentless work ethic to match that vision. He is the right person to raise our program to the next level and put us back in the upper echelon of the Mid-American Conference and beyond.”
Steele was let go earlier this month after failing to take Xavier to the NCAA Tournament, though this year’s squad is playing in the NIT Final tonight with interim head coach Jonas Hayes.
“I am honored and thrilled to be named the next head men’s basketball coach at Miami,” said Steele. “I want to thank Director of Athletics David Sayler and President Greg Crawford for this tremendous opportunity. Miami University’s blend of elite academics, beautiful campus, and deep commitment to the success of its student-athletes creates a unique advantage. I am excited to get to work!”
The Redhawks last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and have had just one winning season in the last 13 years.
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