Morningside College Director of Athletics Tim Jager and head men’s basketball coach Jim Sykes have announced the immediate promotion of Trent Miller, assistant coach, to associate head coach.
Miller, who has been on staff for a pair of Great Plains Athletic Conference championships and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ quarterfinal round-or-higher national tournament advancements, has been the Mustangs’ top assistant coach since June 2017. A 2014 Morningside graduate, he was previously a student assistant coach at Morningside in the 2013-14 season and the Mustangs’ head junior varsity coach in the 2015-16 campaign.
“I am very excited that we could do this (for Trent),” Sykes said. “He is Maroon and White through and through and a true asset to our program. His passion and energy are contagious and have helped enhance the culture of Morningside College men’s basketball.”
As a player, Miller was a three-year starter for the Mustangs and is the program’s all-time leader with 514 career assists and 235 career steals. Averaging 4.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game over his time in uniform, he earned second-team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) honors as a junior and senior and was the 2013 GPAC Defensive Player of the Year.
“Trent is not just a great coach and great recruiter … he is an outstanding man of character that cares about his players and makes a positive impact in their lives,” Jager noted. “He is a coach we want on our campus for many years to come.”