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Tim Miles
Head Coach
San Jose State University Men's Basketball

Tim Miles serves as head coach of the San José State University Men's Basketball team.

Miles graduated from the University of Mary in 1989 before earning a master’s degree in health and physical education from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in 1990.

Miles served as an assistant coach at Northern State (1989-1995) before earning head coaching roles at Mayville State University (1995-1997), Southwest Minnesota State (1997-2001), North Dakota State (2001-2007), Colorado State (2007-2012), and the University of Nebraska (2012-2019). Miles led the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament in 2014 and the National Invitational Tournament in 2018 and 2019.

Between his head coaching roles at Nebraska and San José, Miles worked as an analyst for the Big Ten Network, Fox Sports, and FS1 and produced a podcast entitled “Inside the Mind of Miles” with the “Field of 68” college basketball media network.

In 2014, Miles won both the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award and was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Miles was inducted into the University of Mary Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Mayville State Hall of Fame in 2016.

He and his wife, Kari, have two children.

Published Pieces

A basketball flies through the hoop

Tougher Together

Tim Miles, head coach of the San José State University men's basketball team, offers insights on leadership and the formation of students and athletes.

Tim Miles
Rev. Craig Vasek
Joe Kittell
Mar 3, 2022