Penn set to hire Brown's Miller as head coach

Updated: April 26, 2006, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Brown coach Glen Miller has been hired as Penn's basketball coach, succeeding Fran Dunphy.

Penn confirmed the hiring Tuesday night and said Miller will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday. Miller replaces Dunphy, who was hired this month as the coach at Temple, a few miles across town.

"I'm honored and thrilled to have been asked to be a part of the program here at Penn," Miller said in the statement.

Miller had a 93-99 record in seven seasons at Brown, including 54-44 in the Ivy League. He also coached at Connecticut College from 1993-99 and owns a career record of 188-157.

"In conducting our search for Fran Dunphy's successor, we set very high standards," Penn president Amy Gutmann said. "I heard from scores of university presidents, athletic directors and basketball coaches, and the unanimous opinion is that Glen is a person of integrity, sincerity and uncommon coaching acumen."

Miller will have a tough act to follow at Penn, which has won at least a share of 10 of the last 14 Ivy League titles under Dunphy.

Dunphy, who is replacing the retiring John Chaney at Temple, led the Quakers to the NCAA Tournament nine times. He was 310-163 in 17 seasons at Penn, including a 25-3 record and an NCAA Tournament win in 1993-94.

Miller, a former assistant to UConn coach Jim Calhoun, led Connecticut College to the Division III tournament in 1998 and 1999. He had a 24-0 regular season there in 1998-99 and led that team to the national tournament semifinals.

In 2002-03, Miller guided Brown to a 17-12 record, a school-record 12 Ivy League wins and an NIT berth. The following seasons, Brown went 14-13 and 12-16. Last season, the team stumbled to 10-17 and finished fifth in the Ivy League.


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