Miller named NCAA D3 men's basketball Coach of the Year

Brooks MillerTrine University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Brooks Miller has been named as the NCAA D3 Coach of the Year presented by Just Play Solutions for the 2020-21 college basketball season. According to a press release, Miller qualified for the award by being named as the Play Solutions Coach of the Week for Week 11 of the college basketball season.

The Thunder went 17-1 on the way to capturing their first-ever MIAA Tournament title, and completed the first undefeated regular season in Trine’s Division III era. Their sole loss came in an end of season showdown with top-ranked Randolph-Macon.

After a 7-0 start to the season, Coach Miller’s squad was ranked No. 6 in the Week 1 Top-15 Rankings. They climbed as high as No. 2 in the rankings, setting up the matchup with No. 1 Randolph Macon, which came in lieu of a Division III National Tournament.

Coach Miller, in his 10th year at the helm of the program, picked up his 150th career win this season. He currently holds a career record of 157-99, and has led Trine to a top-four finish in the MIAA in each of his 10 seasons. He is responsible for leading Trine to its first ever MIAA Regular Season (2018-19) and Tournament (2020-21) titles.

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Last Updated: 04/09/2021