Cincinnati announces restructured Men’s Basketball Staff

Cincinnati head men’s basketball coach Wes Miller has announced the restructuring of the program’s coaching staff ahead of the 2023-24 season, his third at UC.

The NCAA Division I Council, in January, elected to allow five countable on-court assistant coaches each in men’s and women’s basketball, made official on July 1, while maintaining the limit of three for off-campus recruiting.

“This is an elite staff that’s also well positioned to support every aspect of our program as we transition into the best basketball league in America,” Miller said. “We are very pleased with the new rules that allow our program, as well as all others nationwide, to best develop players and maximize their potential. We are going to finish this summer strong and hit the ground running again in the fall for our first Big 12 season.”

Associate head coach Chad Dollar and assistant Andre Morgan return for their third seasons, while Drew Adams (previously Associate Athletics Director of Men’s Basketball) joins Morgan as assistant coaches and recruiting coordinators. Josh Loeffler, hired in June after five years as Johns Hopkins’ head coach, is now an assistant coach and Chief of Administrative Staff, while Jake Thelen transitions to Director of Player Development in addition to assistant coach duties following two years as the Director of Basketball Operations.

Matt Miller, also in his third year, earned the promotion to Director of Operations. Graduate assistants Abdul Ado and Malik Massey, who played for Wes Miller at Cincinnati and UNC Greensboro, respectively, return for their second seasons as well.

Additionally, the staff has added Griffin Preuss as an assistant director of creative services (graphic design), as well as Omari Prince as a graduate assistant video coordinator. Preuss graduated from UC in May, while Prince attended Cal State Fullerton.

2023-24 Men’s Basketball Staff
Wes Miller: Head Coach (third season)
Chad Dollar: Associate Head Coach (third season)
Andre Morgan: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator (third season)
Drew Adams: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator (second season)
Josh Loeffler: Assistant Coach/Chief of Administrative Staff (first season)
Jake Thelen: Director of Player Development/Assistant Coach (third season)
Matt Miller: Director of Operations (third season)
Mike Rehfeldt: Associate AD, Sports Performance (10th season)
Bob Mangine: Senior Associate AD, Sports Medicine (22nd season)
Abdul Ado: Graduate Assistant (second season)
Malik Massey: Graduate Assistant (second season)
Omari Prince: Graduate Assistant, Video Coordinator (first season)
Griffin Preuss: Assistant Director, Creative Services (first season)

Story Courtesy: David Cohen UC Director / Strategic Brand Engagement

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