The University and head men’s basketball coach Sean Miller agreed to an extended contract that runs through the 2017-2018 season. Miller, who had a six-year contract when he was hired on July 8, 2004, is receiving his third contract extension and the longest ever given to a Xavier head coach. The new deal is a 10-year agreement beginning in the 2008-2009 season and running through the 2017-2018 season.
“This agreement represents an unprecedented commitment by Xavier University to head coach Sean Miller,” says Mike Bobinski, director for athletics. “It reflects our strong belief in Sean’s leadership of our basketball program and further solidifies our mutual desire to achieve success at the highest level of Division I basketball.”
Miller has raised his career record to 93-39 (.705) in four years at the helm, including 30-7 this past season and a trip to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. The 30 wins broke the school record of 28 set in the 1989-1990 season. Miller was named the 2007-2008 Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year after leading Xavier to a 14-2 record and a second straight A-10 regular season title. The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Miller as its 2008 NABC District 10 Coach of the Year. He was a finalist for numerous National Coach of the Year awards.