TCU Basketball has had an up and down offseason, to say the least, but the latest person to leave the program might leave the biggest market.
Ryan Miller has spent five seasons at TCU, including the last three as assistant head coach. On Monday, it was announced that he was leaving Fort Worth for Omaha, where he will join Greg McDermott’s staff and coach his nephew, highly touted prospect Mason Miller, next season.
Creighton's Greg McDermott has hired TCU's Ryan Miller and McNeese's Jalen Courtney-Williams as assistant coaches, per release.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 26, 2021
Miller is the brother of former NBA champion Mike Miller, now coaching high school ball in Memphis. He was a good player in his own right, being named All-Conference twice at Northern State University in South Dakota. He began his college coaching career at Memphis, serving as Director of Basketball Operations for John Calipari for three seasons. With a reputation for being an exceptional recruiter, Miller took his talents across the country, spending time at Pepperdine, New Mexico, Auburn, and UNLV.
Throughout his career, Miller has recorded over 250 wins, posted eight straight postseason appearances, including a Sweet 16 appearance in 2006, and coached in four NCAA Tournaments. He has also won five regular-season titles and one conference tournament title. He continues to be considered one of the best recruiters in the game, and his is a huge loss for Jamie Dixon and TCU Basketball.
“I had the opportunity to coach against Ryan when he was playing at Northern State,” said McDermott. “I have always admired his toughness and love for the game. He is very skilled from a tactical and development standpoint and has an innovative approach to both offense and defense that is very impressive. On top of that, he is widely recognized as one of the best recruiters in college basketball. We are excited to add him to our coaching staff.”
Dixon will likely focus on recruiting with his next hire, after adding two veteran coaches over the last two seasons in Duane Broussard and Tony Benford.