Archie Miller, younger brother of Sean Miller, became the second former Arizona Wildcats assistant to reach the Sweet Sixteen as a head coach when Dayton upset Syracuse 55-53 today in the South Regional.
Kevin O’Neill, who served as an assistant under Lute Olson from 1986-89, took Marquette to the Sweet Sixteen in 1994.
Josh Pastner has an opportunity to join Archie Miller and O’Neill if Memphis upsets No. 1 seed Virginia in a third round game Sunday at 5:40 p.m.
A total of 11 assistants under Olson and Miller have advanced to the head coaching ranks.
— Sean Miller (@UACoachMiller) March 23, 2014
FORMER ARIZONA ASSISTANTS IN THE POSTSEASON AS HEAD COACHES
A list of former Arizona assistant coaches under Lute Olson and Sean Miller who have advanced to become a head coach at the Division I level. If coach has not coached in the postseason, the season and record listed is his best. Bold denotes ongoing this season.
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— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 23, 2014
Didn't take coach Archie Miller long to knock down a few doors, congrats to the Dayton Flyers!
— Solomon Hill (@kingxsolo) March 23, 2014
If you think Archie Miller looks like a great dude, you don't know half of it. A great yinzer, dad and good man.
— Doug Tammaro (@DougTammaro) March 23, 2014
Archie Miller sounds exactly like his brother Sean Miller. It's kinda scary
— Justise Winslow (@Chief_Justise) March 23, 2014
Both the Cuse & OSU have felt the wrath of Dayton now. Flyers are for real. Congrats to Archie Miller.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) March 23, 2014
Archie Miller is a star.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 23, 2014