Southwestern College Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Matt O’Brien, has announced the promotion of Tim Miser to Associate Head Coach.
Miser is entering his eighth season as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball program at Southwestern College, and has been instrumental in the growth and development of the program into a perennial contender in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. With Miser’s help, the Moundbuilders have produced eight consecutive winning seasons, and three-straight 20-win seasons.
“Coach Miser has made a significant impact on our program the past seven years,” O’Brien said. “His hard work, knowledge of the game, and care for our players has been evident for a very long time, and I truly believe Tim his one of the best assistant coaches in the country.”
“I am very thankful for the opportunity that Southwestern College and Coach O‘Brien have given me,” Miser said. “Coach O’Brien has been a friend, a mentor, and a great leader for our program. I am looking forward to continuing to learn from him both on and off the court.”
In seven seasons at Southwestern, Miser has helped build the program into one of the most consistent programs in the country including three straight 20 win seasons, two straight trips to the KCAC tournament championship game, and the team’s first trip to the National Tournament since 2006.
Miser works with the forwards and guards at Southwestern, and provides individual instruction with them. During his tenure he has coached Cameron Clark (four-time NAIA Div. II All-American, four-time First Team All-KCAC, KCAC Newcomer of the Year, Southwestern All-Time leading scorer and rebounder) who increased his scoring average each of his four years as well as increasing the team’s win totals each year, Chris Waller (NAIA Div. II All-American and First Team All-KCAC) who increased his scoring average from 13.2ppg to 20ppg in his two years in the program and increasing the team win total, Cameron Hunt (NAIA Div. II All-American, First Team All-Conference, Southwestern College single-season leader in points scored and points per game average) who increased his points per game average from 6.9 his freshman year to 24.4 in his sophomore season, and DJ Wallace (All-KCAC) who increased his scoring average from 8.3ppg to 17.8ppg in his two years.
Miser has also been influential with the team off the court, and oversees team study halls, helps the team with its academic progress. He also helps coordinate many community service projects within the Winfield community. Over seven seasons, Southwestern has received the following accolades:
One COSIDA Academic All-America Selection
One COSIDA Academic All-District Selection
Two-Time NABC Team Academic Excellence Award Winner
Two-Time Buffalo Funds Five Star Champion of Character Team
19 NABC Honors Court Members
Three Daktronics Scholar Athletes
Miser and the Moundbuilders will open their 2017-18 campaign on Oct. 26, hosting the Saints of Randall University. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside historic Stewart Field House.