Wes Miller

Wes Miller (born January 28, 1983)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Cincinnati Bearcats
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
UNC Greensboro record: 185-135 (.578)
Cincinnati record: 63-43 (.594)
Overall record: 248-178 (.582)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-present Cincinnati
2011-2021 UNC Greensboro
2010-2011 UNC Greensboro (asst)
2009-2010 High Point (asst)
2008-2009 Elon (asst)

Wes Miller Facts

  • Warren Weston Miller
  • Born January 28, 1983
  • Hometown: Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: University of North Carolina (BS, 2007)
  • The Greensboro-native started his playing career at James Madison (playing one season under Sherman Dillard), then transferred to North Carolina to spend three seasons as walk-on for Roy Williams
    • Earned a spot on the team after a redshirt season; played on the 2005 NCAA National Championship team
    • Wrote a book in 2007 called The Road to Blue Heaven, which chronicled his life as a walk-on who eventually earned a spot in the rotation
  • Spent one season each as an assistant at Elon (under Ernie Nestor), High Point (under Scott Cherry) and UNC Greensboro (under Mike Dement)
    • Dement resigned ten games into the 2011-12 season and Miller was tabbed to be the interim head coach for the rest of that season; the Spartans won a share of the SoCon title
  • Took over as full-time head coach in March 2012, becoming one of the youngest head coaches in Division I at just 29 years old
    • After several transition years, had the Spartans in the 2016 CBI then the 2017 NIT; the 2016-17 team won 25 games and were SoCon champs
    • The Spartans won the SoCon Tournament in 2018 and 2021, making their third and fourth trips to the NCAA Tournament in program history
    • In ten seasons at the helm, Miller was 185-135 overall with four SoCon titles and five postseason appearances (two NCAA)
  • In April 2021, Cincinnati announced the hiring of Miller as the Bearcats’ next head coach
    • 63-43 through three seasons, winning 23 games in 2022-23 and reaching the NIT quarterfinals; UC moved to the Big 12 in 2023

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