Wyoming parted ways with head coach Allen Edwards on Monday afternoon. A former Big Ten head coach has potentially emerged as a candidate for the vacancy.
Former Nebraska head coach Tim Miles is a name being thrown around for the Wyoming head coach position, according to college basketball insider Jeff Borzello.
Miles spent seven seasons at Nebraska from 2012-19, before being let go in March of 2019. Prior to his seven-year stint with the Huskers, he served as Colorado State’s head coach for five years.
The former college basketball head coach currently works as an analyst for the Big Ten Network. But there’s no doubt he’ll have interest in the Wyoming position if the school reaches out.
A few names buzzing the last couple weeks for Wyoming include Tim Miles, Northern Colorado’s Jeff Linder and North Florida’s Matt Driscoll.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 9, 2020
Interestingly, Borzello’s former ESPN colleague Jeff Goodman is saying the opposite regarding Miles and Wyoming. He claims Miles isn’t interested.
Wyoming is the latest opening. Allen Edwards has been let go.
Been told Tim Miles is not interested. Northern Colorado’s Jeff Linder should be in the mix.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 9, 2020
Miles struggled during his time in Lincoln, finishing near the bottom of the Big Ten standings five out of seven years. He did lead Nebraska to an NCAA Tournament selection in 2013 and NIT bids in 2018 and 2019, though.
Miles’ most successful stint came when he coached at Colorado State. The Rams’ record improved each of the five years he was there. CSU earned an NCAA Tournament bid in Miles’ final season.