The Butler Bulldogs wasted no time in finding a replacement for former head coach Brad Stevens, who made the jump to the NBA with the Boston Celtics. In typical Butler fashion, the Bulldogs stayed in the family to name assistant Brandon Miller as their new head coach.
The school announced the move on Saturday afternoon.
“I am confident that Brandon will carry on the Butler University basketball tradition of excellence, especially as we make the transition to the Big East Athletic Conference,” Butler athletic director Barry Collier said in a statement obtained by USA Today. “As a player, assistant coach, and person, Brandon has exemplified the Butler Way and brings a blend of energy, talent and integrity to this role. With Brandon’s leadership, Butler is well positioned to expand upon the success of the last few years.”
Miller graduated from the school in 2003 after scoring more than 1,100 points, reaching the Sweet 16 and winning three conference championships.
Before returning to Butler, Miller served under current Ohio State coach Thad Matta as a video coordinator and director of basketball operations.
At 34-years-old, he will continue to bring a youthful energy to the Butler team.