It has been quite a weekend for the Dayton Flyers and their head coach Archie Miller. Not only did they pull off two upsets against the Ohio State Buckeyes and Syracuse Orange, but also have agreed to an extension with Miller through the 2018-2019 season.
Overall, Archie Miller is 62 and 37 (with work left to do this year) in his three seasons as the head man at Dayton. The administration clearly feels that the 35-year-old coach is the right leader of their program for years to come.
Dayton is a great place for a college basketball program to thrive, which has been shown by its hosting of the NCAA Tournament’s First Four since its origination in 2011. By choosing Dayton, Ohio as its host, it shows the avid college basketball fans in the area that desperately want a national program to cheer for.
Up next for the Flyers is a Sweet 16 match-up against number 10 seed, Stanford. Both of these teams surprisingly made runs to the second weekend of the Big Dance, and after Thursday the winner will only be one game away from the Final Four in Dallas.
Maybe with his new contract Archie Miller and his team will feel ready to make a statement that this is only the beginning of things to come at the University of Dayton.