Sean Miller will sign a six-year deal to return as the Head Coach of the Xavier Musketeers. He makes a return to the program that hired him for his first head coaching job in college basketball. Miller left the Musketeers for Arizona in 2009 where he spent 12 seasons before he was fired amidst an NCAA investigation and notice of allegations. The 53-year-old Head Coach saw many successful years at both programs and makes his return to Xavier. When he was coaching Xavier they were an Atlantic 10 Conference team, but in those years they have moved up to the Big East.
BREAKING: Sean Miller has agreed to a deal to return to Xavier, source told @Stadium.
The ex-Arizona coach spent 5 season as the head coach of Musketeers from 2004-09 and went to four NCAA tourneys — including an Elite Eight in 2008.
Miller chose Xavier over South Carolina.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 19, 2022
Instead of taking a job in the SEC, Sean Miller decides to return to a program he is familiar with and where it all began for him. In his career as an NCAA Head Coach, he is a three-time PAC-12 Coach of the Year, a one-time A-10 Coach of the Year, a three-time PAC-12 Tournament champion, a five-time PAC-12 regular-season champion, a three-time A-10 regular-season champion, and a one-time A-10 Tournament champion.
While coaching in the NCAA, Sean Miller has an overall record of 422-156, a PAC-12 record of 150-68, and an A-10 record of 57-23. There is no doubt that he can both recruit and coach players in the NCAA. He is among the best in both regards currently in college basketball. Now he heads to the Big East to attempt to kick start a program that has seen plenty of success, but has fallen short lately.