Former player excited about becoming coach, building on tradition


PHOTO COURTESY BUTLER UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS / Brandon Miller, a former standout player and assistant coach for the Butler men's basketball program, is the Bulldogs' new head coach.

A total of seven men can claim they coached Brandon Miller either in high school or college.

Packed tightly into this claustrophobic revolving door spanning from the fall of 1994 to the spring of 2003 are two Alfords, Butler’s University’s current athletics director and the person who has led Ohio State to five Big Ten titles in nine seasons.

One could view this as too many voices for a young man aiming to contribute to the programs he dearly loves. Looking back, however, Butler’s new men’s basketball coach sees himself as the luckiest young coach in the world.

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