Nebraska athletic director Tom Osbourne has found the next Huskers men’s basketball coach: Colorado State’s Tim Miles. The 45-year old Miles comes to Lincoln to replace fired head coach Doc Sadler and will lead the Huskers into their second season of B1G competition. The first season was less than impressive, as the Huskers finished 11th out of 12 teams and lost in the first round of the conference tournament.
Miles appeared in his first career NCAA Tournament this past season, leading the Colorado State Rams to the 11-seed in the West Regional. It was the program’s first appearance since in nine years. Though the Rams fell to Murray State in their first game, the season was quite a success and launched Miles to his next career destination: Big Ten head coach.
In his five years in Fort Collins, Miles coached the Rams to an overall 71-88 (28-50) record. But those numbers would look a lot better when you take out a rough first two years in which Miles was forced to rebuild a team with just two returning players. Over the last three years Miles has proved his coaching abilities, leading the Rams to a 55-41 record and three straight postseason appearances (CBI in 2010, NIT in 2011 and NCAA in 2012).