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Wes Miller named head coach

Wes Miller was named head coach of the Spartan men’s basketball team March 6 – a week after being named the media’s SoCon Coach of the Year.

Miller and UNCG have agreed to a five-year contract through June 30, 2017.

He had been named interim head coach on Dec. 13. The team went on to win outright the Southern Conference North Division title – a first for the team. During one 11 game stretch, they won 10.

They advanced to the SoCon Tournament semi-finals.

Chancellor Linda P. Brady said, “Wes Miller has succeeded against all odds in building the confidence of our student-athletes. Their welfare is always uppermost in his mind. It is all about them, not about him, and that’s why he is the perfect choice to lead UNCG’s men’s basketball program.”

In his second season on staff at UNCG, Miller is no stranger to the state of North Carolina, having played three seasons for the Tar Heels and spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Elon and High Point. Miller also ran his own basketball camps in Charlotte and Greensboro for two summers.

In three seasons as a player at UNC Chapel Hill, Miller helped the Tar Heels to the national championship in 2005, two Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championships and one ACC Tournament title. Miller was team captain as a senior in 2006-07, leading UNC to 31 wins.

At Chapel Hill, he earned ACC Academic Honor Roll recognition and the UNC Athletic Director’s Scholar Athlete-Award. He earned his degree in political science in 2007.

As the Spartans’ season ended, Trevis Simpson, a sophomore, was named to the All-Soc first team. Derrell Armstrong, a junior, was named to the All-SoCon third team. They both will return next season. In fact, 85 percent of the team’s scoring will be back.

At the press conference announcing the team’s new head coach, with his team and his former coach Roy Williams looking on, Miller spoke of the team’s future. “We have all the resources here at UNCG to take this thing to the next level.”

Two promotions for season ticket sales for next season were announced:

  • You may log onto www.ourgreensboroourcoach.com and place a $50 deposit to renew or purchase new season tickets. Those placing their deposit by May 1, 2012, will receive a Wes Miller bobblehead when their account is paid in full by Sept. 1, 2012.
  • The Spartans Referral Program – For each account that you as a season-ticket holder refer into the UNCG “family” of season-ticket holders, you and the new account will each receive a limited edition UNCG replica jersey once both accounts are paid in full by Sept. 1, 2012. Please note that the referred account must purchase season tickets in order for both parties to receive the replica jersey.

More information is here.

Questions? Call 334-3250 or email maehmke@uncg.edu