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Archie Miller

Basketball ∙ Blackhawk

Beaver Valley basketball has produced legendary family names such as Calabria, Davis, Jeter, and Sheffield. But the first family of Beaver County basketball and perhaps Pennsylvania basketball is, without a doubt, Miller.

Archie Miller has continued a legacy started by his father, John, the legendary former coach of Blackhawk, and built upon by his older brother, Sean, now the head coach at the University of Arizona. Archie has expanded that legacy, first as a player at Blackhawk and North Carolina State, and now as the head coach at The University of Dayton. Archie was a four-year starter at Blackhawk High School and led the Cougars to a WPIAL title and back-to-back PIAA State Championships. He was also named All-State.

Archie was a four-year letter winner at North Carolina State (1998-2002). A point guard with an excellent shooting touch, he is second at NC State in career FT% (.846, 165-195) and career 3-pt FG% (.429, 218-509), and is third in career threes (218). As a senior, he helped lead the Wolfpack to the ACC championship game and was named to the all-tournament team.

Archie began his coaching career at North Carolina State, serving as a coaching intern under Herb Sendek in 2002-03. Archie spent one season at Western Kentucky as a full-time assistant, and then returned to NC State, first as Director of Basketball Operations (2004-05), and then as a full-time assistant coach (2005-06). Archie coached with Thad Matta at Ohio State for two seasons and then joined the staff at Arizona. As Associate Head Coach under his brother, Archie helped the Wildcats to a 30-8 season in 2010-11 that ended with an Elite Eight berth.

But Archie burst into the national spotlight in 2014, when he led The University of Dayton on a magical run to the Elite Eight, Dayton's first Elite Eight appearance in 30 seasons. Under Archie, Dayton made an NIT appearance in each of Archie's first three years as the Flyers' Head Coach.

As a coach, Archie has been part of 20-plus win seasons at NC State (2005-06), Ohio State (2008-09), Arizona (2010-11), and Dayton (2013-14). Archie and Sean Miller are one of just four Division I head coaching brother combinations and are the first brothers to coach different teams in both the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight in the same season (2014).

Archie earned his bachelor's degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism from NC State in 2002. He and his wife Morgan have a 10-year-old daughter, Leah.