Dayton signs coach Archie Miller to long-term deal

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Dayton, OH, United States (4E Sports) – After making it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, Dayton announced that it has signed head basketball coach Archie Miller to a contract extension, keeping him through the 2018-19 season.

The university did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which was signed in February but was not announced publicly at Miller’s request to avoid any distractions during the regular season.

“The University of Dayton is committed to a national-level basketball program, and this contract extension demonstrates our belief that Archie Miller is the right leader for our program,” said Tim Wabler, U.D. vice president and director of athletics, in a statement.

“We are proud of the academic and competitive success he has led over the last three years, and the momentum of the program is on the path we expect,” Wabler added.

In his third season, Miller led the Flyers to its Sweet Sixteen trip in 30 years. His 62 wins are already the fifth-best mark in Dayton history, and the school’s 25 wins heading into Thursday’s regional semifinal game is tied for the fourth highest single-season win total.

Thursday’s game against Stanford will be Miller’s 100th collegiate coaching game.

“My family and I appreciate what basketball means to the University of Dayton and the entire city. We’re honored to be a part of it,” Miller said. “I want to thank Tim, Dr. Curran and everyone for their confidence in me, and in our system.”

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