Dayton Flyers, Archie Miller Agree To One Year Extension
Dayton Flyers have rewarded their head basketball coach, Archie Miller, with another year of contract extension on Wednesday. Miller has led the Flyers to a share of Atlantic 10 regular-season title and the NCAA tournament.Advertisement
Neil Sullivan, Dayton’s vice president and director of athletics announced the decision, according to the Bleacher Report. “Our relationship with Archie continues to recognize the exceptional achievement of our men’s basketball program under his leadership and strongly affirms our mutual commitment to long-term success. We share a common vision of graduating student-athletes, consistently competing for conference championships and advancing in the NCAA Tournament. I look forward to pursuing those goals together.”
37-year-old Miller’s extension takes him through 2022-23 season and rewards him with additional compensation. Miller, since reviving the program at Flyers, has a 115-55 record in 5 years after Dayton failed to reach the NCAA championship for the fourth straight season, as reported by the ESPN.
Miller, of course won’t stay at Dayton throughout his career. He has established himself as one of the top coaches in college basketball. As of now, the Flyers have locked Miller, but he may reconsider things if any of college basketball’s bigger programs pitches offer.
Dayton won two games in the tournament last year, which includes a win on home-floor in first four. This season they bowed out to Syracuse 71-50 in the first round of March Madness last week.
Dayton reached the Elite Eight under Archie Miller in 2014. They defeated Ohio State to start their run. Miller is second to Tom Blackburn in school’s history regarding win percentage.