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|Born||August 20, 1966|
Doland, South Dakota
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1989–1995||Northern State (assistant)|
|1997–2001||Southwest Minnesota State|
|2001–2007||North Dakota State|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Timothy Sean Miles (born August 20, 1966) is an American college basketball coach. Miles previously served as the head coach at Colorado State University and the University of Nebraska. Miles is a graduate of the University of Mary. Tim Miles is currently an analyst for Big Ten Network, Fox Sports, and Fox Sports 1.
Following his playing career at Mary, Miles spent five seasons as an assistant at Division II Northern State, before leaving to accept his first head coaching job at NAIA Division II Mayville State. In both of his seasons at Mayville, Miles led the Comets to the NAIA DII tournament. He then returned to NCAA Division II, leading Southwest Minnesota State to the elite eight.
Miles took over at North Dakota State in 2001. Shortly thereafter, the school declared its intent to reclassify from Division II and transition to Division I. The school would be ineligible for postseason play in its first five years of the transition, and was initially without a conference. On January 21, 2006, in just the school's second year in Division I, NDSU pulled off a shocking 62–55 upset of No. 12 Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. The Bison, starting three freshmen, ended Wisconsin's 27-game home winning streak against non-conference opponents. Miles would be named the Division I Independent Coach of the Year by CBS Sportsline.
The following season the Bison pulled off another stunning upset, upsetting No. 8 Marquette in the championship game of the Blue and Gold Classic. The Bison finished 20–8, their best season under Miles. North Dakota State joined the Summit League the year after Miles departed and the Bison made the NCAA Tournament under the guidance of new head coach Saul Phillips, who was previously Miles' assistant.
On March 22, 2007, Miles was named head coach at Colorado State, replacing Dale Layer. Miles inherited just two players from the 2007 roster, and as a result the program struggled immensely. After going winless in conference play in his first season, Miles' teams gradually improved over the following years.
In May 2011, after winning 19 games and guiding CSU to its seventh NIT appearance, he signed a 5-year contract extension with Colorado State.
The following season, the Rams defeated three ranked teams, all at home at Moby Arena. On January 28, CSU upset No. 13 San Diego State for the program's first win over a ranked opponent since 2004. Just over a month later, the Rams stunned No. 18 New Mexico. Then, on February 29, Colorado State rallied from a 15-point deficit at halftime to defeat No. 17 UNLV 66-59. CSU finished 20–11 overall and 8–6 in the Mountain West, and was awarded an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. It was CSU's first trip to the tournament since 2003 and their first at-large bid since 1990. The Rams were the No. 11 seed in the West Regional and fell to No. 6 seed Murray State.
On March 24, 2012 Miles was named head coach at Nebraska, replacing Doc Sadler. Historically, the Cornhuskers have fielded one of the weakest high-major college programs in Division I, making the NCAA Tournament only six times before Miles' arrival and losing in the first round all six times. In 2014, Miles coached Nebraska to the tournament, the school's first tournament berth since 1998, but the Cornhuskers lost to Baylor in the first round. After three seasons of single-digit conference wins, Miles guided the team to a 22–11 record in the 2017–18 season, achieving a program record 13 conference wins before falling in the first round of the NIT.
Two of Miles' former assistants are currently head coaches at other schools:
- Craig Smith – Mayville State (2004–2007), South Dakota (2014–2018), Utah State (2018–present)
- Niko Medved – Furman (2013–2017), Drake (2017–2018), Colorado State (2018–present)
Current assistants who were previously college head coaches:
- Jim Molinari – Northern Illinois (1989–1991), Bradley (1991–2002), Western Illinois (2008–2014)
- Saul Phillips - North Dakota State (2007-2014), Ohio (2014-2019)
Head coaching record
|Mayville State Comets (NDCAC) (1995–1997)|
|1995–96||Mayville State||17–11||9–3||1st||NAIA–II First Round|
|1996–97||Mayville State||18–11||10–2||1st||NAIA–II First Round|
|Mayville State:||35–22 (.614)||19–5 (.792)|
|Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs (Northern Sun) (1997–2001)|
|1997–98||SW Minnesota State||16–11||7–5||3rd|
|1998–99||SW Minnesota State||16–11||7–5||3rd|
|1999–00||SW Minnesota State||18–10||12–6||4th|
|2000–01||SW Minnesota State||28–7||17–1||1st||NCAA D-II Elite Eight|
|Southwest Minnesota State:||78–39 (.667)||43–17 (.717)|
|North Dakota State Bison (North Central) (2001–2004)|
|2001–02||North Dakota State||11–15||5–13||8th|
|2002–03||North Dakota State||20–11||9–7||4th|
|2003–04||North Dakota State||16–13||8–6||3rd.|
|North Dakota State Bison (Independent) (2004–2007)|
|2004–05||North Dakota State||16–12|
|2005–06||North Dakota State||16–12|
|2006–07||North Dakota State||20–8|
|North Dakota State:||99–71 (.582)||22–26 (.458)|
|Colorado State Rams (Mountain West) (2007–2012)|
|2009–10||Colorado State||16–16||7–9||5th||CBI First Round|
|2010–11||Colorado State||19–13||9–7||4th||NIT First Round|
|2011–12||Colorado State||20–12||8–6||4th||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|Colorado State:||71–88 (.447)||28–50 (.359)|
|Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Ten) (2012–2019)|
|2013–14||Nebraska||19–13||11–7||4th||NCAA Division I Round of 64|
|2017–18||Nebraska||22–11||13–5||T–4th||NIT First Round|
|2018–19||Nebraska||19–17||6–14||13th||NIT Second Round|
|Nebraska:||116–114 (.504)||52–76 (.406)|
Postseason invitational champion
- Katz, Andy (March 23, 2012). "Nebraska hires Time Miles". espn. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
- Towle, Brian (March 24, 2014). "NCAA Tournament 2014: Baylor defeats Nebraska 74-60". Corn Nation. Retrieved November 28, 2017.