Wes Miller named UC as the next men’s basketball head coach

CINCINNATI – Wes Miller will become the University of Cincinnati’s next men’s basketball head coach, UC Athletics announced on Wednesday night.

Miller, head coach of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2011, led the Spartans to the 2021 NCAA tournament and lost to Florida State in the first round. The Spartans also appeared in the first round of March Madness in 2018. The most successful coach in school history, 38-year-old Miller has led the team to five consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins, going between 185 and 135 in 10 seasons.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be the head coach at the University of Cincinnati,” Miller said in a press release. “I am grateful to President Pinto and (AD) John Cunningham for welcoming me into the Bearcats family. I am honored to lead such a famous program and look forward to going to work. Neither can I thank you enough because I wouldn’t. ” I’m not here without my players and Sporting Director Kim Record. The last decade I’ve been training the Spartans has been extremely rewarding. “

Miller spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Elon and High Point and was a former assistant coach at UNCG. After three seasons at UNC, Miller played one season for the London Capitals in the British Basketball League.

Miller’s six-year contract has yet to be approved by the UC Board of Trustees.

“I’m incredibly excited to welcome Wes to the Bearcats family,” said Cunningham in Wednesday’s announcement. “He is an extremely dynamic trainer and mentor who has impressed me with his drive, focus and attention to detail. He is a proven winner as a head coach and has been able to rebuild a program over the past decade and make a remarkable turnaround at UNCG. We threw a very wide net in this search and Wes turned out to be the right coach to lead the Bearcats into the future. “

Miller will be featured at a press conference on Friday morning at 11 a.m. in the Fifth Third Arena, which will be broadcast live on ESPN + and streamed via @GoBEARCATS ‘social media platforms.

Last week, John Brannen was relieved of his duties as Bearcats head coach. Brannen and his legal team, who claim the coach’s fall was the result of a “hasty” and “incomplete” investigation to get him removed quickly, have announced their intention to sue.

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