Jamie Dixon is off to a strong start on the recruiting trail when it comes to his coaching staff. The new TCU Basketball coach has made two excellent hires in the past few weeks, most recently bringing on former UNLV assistant Ryan Miller.
Former UNLV assistant Ryan Miller has signed a 2-year deal to join Jamie Dixon's staff at TCU.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 16, 2016
After spending the last two seasons in Las Vegas, where he was instrumental in signing a top five recruiting class a year ago, Miller will bring his considerable talent as a coach and talent evaluator to Fort Worth, where his first phone call was likely to five star center Marque Bolden, who is still deciding between TCU, Kentucky, and Duke.
A native of South Dakota, Miller comes from a long line of basketball junkies; his father and two uncles were all standout players, and his brother is two time NBA champion Mike Miller. Ryan himself played DII ball for Northern State, where he led the team to national success and took home plenty of individual honors. He has professional playing experience in the CBA, IBL, and Australian Basketball Association, the last being an important recruiting advantage as the influx of talent from Down Under makes its way stateside.
Learning from some of the best coaches in the game, Miller started his sideline career at Memphis under John Calipari, before matriculating to Pepperdine, UNM (under Steve Alford), Auburn (Tony Barbee), and eventually UNLV. While his knowledge of the game is unquestioned, the biggest coup is his recruiting acumen. He has the ability to bring in big names - and the track record to prove it. He has also won everywhere he has been, with five NCAA appearances and multiple conference titles on his resume. Along with recently hired Dave Patrick (formerly of LSU), Jamie Dixon has a formidable one-two punch that could be instrumental in executing a quick turnaround in Funky Town.
Join us in welcoming Coach Miller, and Coach Patrick, to the Frog Fam!