Two years ago, Miller coached the Bears to its school-record fourth straight winning season, guided Brown to a school record fourth consecutive winning Ivy season, earned 70 career wins faster than any coach in Brown history, established a new school record for victories in a four-year period (63), and led the Bears to a second place finish in the Ivy standings for the sixth time in Brown history and third time in the last four years.
In 2004-2005, Miller's team went through a transition season, laying the groundwork for the continued success of the program. Three different Brown freshmen players were named Ivy League Rookies of the Week throughout the season. At the conclusion of the season, freshman Damon Huffman was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, becoming the second player in Brown history to earn that distinction. He also coached the Bears to the University of Central Florida Holiday Invitational Championship, its first in-season tournament victory in 33 years when Brown took first place in the Hall of Fame Classic (1971-72).
Miller captured a school-record 17 games in both 2001-2002 and 2002-2003, including a school-record 12 Ivy wins in 2002-2003. He piloted Brown's 2003 team to its first-ever National Invitation Tournament appearance against Virginia, after coaching the Bears to wins in 14 of their last 16 regular season games. He also guided the Bears to a season sweep over Princeton for the first time ever, scoring 88 points against the Tigers in the second meeting, the most ever for a Brown team against the Tigers. He was named the insider.com Ivy League Coach of the Year in 2003 after coaching the Bears to 12 Ivy wins, as Brown became the first Ivy League team, other than Penn and Princeton, to win 12 league games since 1968. Miller has coached the Bears to the most single season wins (17), the most wins in a two year period (34), the most wins in a three-year span (49), and the most wins over a four-year period (57). Brown's nine-game winning streak in 2002-2003 was the longest since the 1938-1939 Bears won 11 straight games.
Miller's first five years at Brown produced two of the top three scorers in Brown basketball history, including Earl Hunt '03, Brown's all-time career scorer, whose 2,041 points were fourth in Ivy basketball history, and Alai Nuualiitia '03, who scored 1,344 career points to finish third in the Brown record book. He also produced Brown's first Ivy League Player of the Year since 1986, Jason Forte '05, who was also an AP All-American. His 2003 team also featured three first team All-Ivy players for the first time ever.
Brown's trademark four-guard, motion offense has led the Ivy League in scoring in each of the last four years, including last year's 79.1 ppg scoring average. Last year's team also led the Ivy League in steals for the fourth straight year, while leading the league in shooting percentage and free throw percentage. His 2002-2003 team made more free throws (527) than any other Ivy League opponent attempted (523), and the Bears led the Ivy League in free throw percentage (.744) for the second consecutive season.
Miller's 2001-2002 squad registered a 17-10 record, winning the unofficial Rhode Island Championship for the first time in 48 years, beating both Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. The Bears also led the Ivy League in scoring (77.4 ppg) and free throw percentage (.753), finishing 17th nationally from the charity stripe.
In 2000-2001, Brown roared to first winning season since 1986, finishing with a 15-12 overall record, the fifth time in Brown's 94-year history the Bears have won 15 or more games. Miller's team closed out its season by winning eight of its last nine games, vying for the Ivy title in the last weekend of the season, before finishing second in the Ivy League standings. Brown's second place finish in 2000-2001 is the second time the Bears have ever placed second (9-5) in the Ivy standings. Brown's only Ivy League title came in 1986.
With Miller at the helm, the Pizzitola Sports Center was transformed into a dangerous den for the Bears' opponents, with his 2000-2001 team posting the most home wins since 1985-1986 (10), and the best home winning percentage (10-2, .833) since 1944-1945. Brown's 6-1 home Ivy record was only behind the 7-0 slate by the 1973-1974 Bears. The 2001 calendar year was especially successful for Miller's Bears. Brown posted a 19-9 record in 2001, the best in the Ivy League.
Miller had an immediate impact on the Brown basketball program in 1999-2000, with his team doubling the previous year's win output, posting an 8-19 overall mark.
The 28th head coach in Brown's 97-year basketball history, Miller led Connecticut College to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the NCAA Division III Final Four in 1999. He posted a perfect 24-0 regular season mark in 1998-1999 at Connecticut College, and captured three straight games in the NCAA Tournament before falling in the National Semifinal. With a 28-1 overall record, Miller broke his own school record for victories.
The 42-year-old Miller was the head coach at Connecticut College for six years, orchestrating one of the most dramatic turnarounds in Division III basketball. After going 10-38 in his first two seasons, Miller's teams compiled an impressive 85-20 record over the last four years.
Miller guided the Camels to a then school-record 22 wins and their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1998. Connecticut College went 22-4 and earned the number two seed in the Northeast region. The Camels advanced to the "Sweet 16" before falling to St. Lawrence University, the top-seeded team in the East region.
In 1998 and 1999, Miller was recognized as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Northeast Coach of the Year. He also earned the New England Basketball Coaches' Association Division III Coach of the Year award.
During the 1995-96 season, Connecticut College rebounded from a 4-20 mark the previous year to qualify for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III Tournament. The Camels went 18-8 and advanced to the semifinals in their first post-season appearance since the 1984-85 season.
Prior to his arrival at Connecticut College, Miller took part in a similar rebuilding process at the University of Connecticut, serving as an assistant coach from 1986 to 1993. In seven years as an assistant coach under Jim Calhoun, Miller helped transform the Huskies into a perennial national power. Along the way, he worked closely with NBA players Cliff Robinson, Scott Burrell, Donyell Marshall, Chris Smith, Travis Knight, and Donny Marshall.
Miller enjoyed a standout collegiate career at Northeastern University, playing for Calhoun. As a senior, he averaged nine points a game and helped lead the Huskies to a 27-5 record and an appearance in the second round of the 1984 NCAA Tournament. Miller, who started 24 games that season, was honored as the team's Unsung Hero after averaging 12 points a game and shooting 55% from the field and 80% from the free throw line over the last 16 games of the season. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology.
Miller enjoyed an outstanding high school career at Robert E. Fitch High School in Groton, Connecticut. Miller was an All-America and averaged 30 points per game during his senior season. He earned three letters, and was a three-time all-conference and All-State selection. He and his wife, Yvonne, have four children, Tony, Genelle, Jillian, and Emma.
Glen Miller: Year-By-Year Coaching Record OverallIvySchoolPost-Season 1993-19946-18Connecticut College 1994-19954-20Connecticut College 1995-199618-8Connecticut College 1996-199717-7Connecticut College 1997-199822-4Connecticut CollegeNCAA 1998-199928-1Connecticut CollegeNCAA Semis 1999-20008-194-10 (7th)Brown University 2000-200115-129-5 (2nd)Brown University 2001-200217-108-6 (4th)Brown University 2002-200317-1212-2 (2nd)Brown UniversityNIT 2003-200414-1310-4 (2nd)Brown University 2004-200512-165-9 (6th)Brown University Career178-140 At Brown 83-8248-36 Ivy