Lincoln, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska announced Saturday that Tim Miles has been named the new Husker men's basketball coach. Miles brings 17 years of head coaching experience and a proven track record of building successful basketball programs to Lincoln.
Miles joins Nebraska after five seasons as the head coach at Colorado State University. In 2011-12, Miles led the Rams to 20 victories and their first NCAA Tournament berth in nine seasons.
"Tim Miles is an ideal fit to lead our men's basketball program at Nebraska," Osborne said. "He has built successful programs at four schools at different levels of college basketball. Tim is from this part of the country, has recruited the Midwest and will relate well to our players, prospective recruits and our fans."
Miles has turned around the Colorado State program during his tenure in Fort Collins. The Rams increased their win total in each of Miles' five seasons on the sideline, capped by a 20-12 record this past season, including an 8-6 mark in the Mountain West Conference, marking the second straight season the Rams finished fourth in the league. The Mountain West Conference ranked as the nation's fifth-toughest conference according to the RPI, and the Rams faced a schedule that was the nation's fourth-most difficult according to the NCAA.