SAN JOSE (CBS SF/AP) — Former Nebraska coach Tim Miles is heading to San Jose State University to take over the Spartans’ struggling basketball program.
Athletic director Marie Tuite announced the decision Tuesday, pointing to Miles’ experience building programs at Colorado State and Nebraska.READ MORE: Donald Millwee, Condemned California Inmate Who Killed Disabled Mother, Dies Of Natural Causes
Miles ended NCAA Tournament droughts at both those schools and had a 187-202 record in five seasons at Colorado State and seven at Nebraska. He also coached at lower levels at Mayville State, Southwest Minnesota State and North Dakota State, which made the transition to Division I under his leadership.
Miles has a 399-334 career record in 24 seasons.READ MORE: San Francisco SPCA Offering Free Adoptions for Older Animals, Heavier Dogs
Miles took Colorado State to its first NCAA Tournament in nine years in his final season with the Rams in 2012 and then led Nebraska to its first tournament trip in 16 years in his second season with the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska made it to the NIT in 2018 and ’19 before Miles was fired.
San Jose State fired coach Jean Prioleau after he went 5-16 in his fourth season at the school. Prioleau had a 20-93 mark for the Spartans, who haven’t had a winning season since 2010-11 and failed to reach the 10-win mark in nine of the past 10 seasons.MORE NEWS: Contra Costa County Deputies To Face No Charges For 2018 In-Custody Death
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