Miles Named Finalist for 2011 Don Meyer Award
Oregon Tech's Danny Miles Named Finalist for 2011 Don Meyer Award
BOSTON (MA) – Head Oregon Tech men’s basketball coach Dan Miles was selected as one of seventeen finalists for the 2011 Don Meyer NAIA Coach of the Year award announced on Wednesday.
The winner will be announced at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet on April 1 in Houston, site of the men’s basketball NCAA championship.
Danny Miles will enter his 41st campaign at Oregon Tech and now ranks second on the men’s basketball all-time wins list, currently with 937 victories. Miles has led Oregon Tech to two NAIA II National Championships, in both 2004 and 2008, while leading Oregon Tech to a NAIA national tournament "Sweet 16" appearance in 2011. OIT finished the 2010-11 season with a 30-5 overall mark, including a perfect 19-0 home record - The Owls’ third undefeated season in a row. Miles’ home win streak now stands at a school-record 57 straight.
In the last 15 seasons, Miles has led his squads to an overall 424-110 (.794) record with 13 trips to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. Oregon Tech’s tournament record stands at 28-11, including 13-straight wins in first round games. Oregon Tech holds the record for most wins at the division II tournament. In his tenure at Oregon Tech Miles has guided 16 men’s basketball teams to the national tournament.
The Don Meyer Award, which is presented annually to the top NAIA coach basketball coach, is named in honor of the games winningest in any division in NCAA history. In February 2010 Meyer announced his retirement from coaching, but continues at NSU in the role of Regents Distinguished Professor and Assistant to the President. In 38 seasons at Hamline, Lipscomb and Northern State, Meyer compiled a record of 923-324.
2011 DON MEYER AWARD FINALISTS
Ken Ammann Concordia University, Irvine
Bob Bolen Mountain State University
Al Bruehl Robert Morris College
Bob Burchard Columbia College of Missouri
J.T. Burton St. Catharine College
Kris Korver Northwestern College
Alan Magnani Iowa Wesleyan
Rollie Massimino Northwood University
Chad McDowell LSU Shreveport
Danny Miles Oregon Institute of Technology
Steve Ridder Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
T.J. Rosene Emmanuel College
Andy Sharpe Martin Methodist College
Lafayette Stribling Tougaloo College
Greg Tonagel Indiana Wesleyan
Terry Waldrop Texas Wesleyan University
Jeff Young Walsh University
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