Miller gets new contract

Women’s basketball coach Curt Miller has decided to stay put in Bowling Green after signing a contract extension through the 2013 season.

Miller, a National Coach of the Year finalist and three-time MAC Coach of the Year, will receive a base salary of $160,124. This salary would make him the highest paid coach at BGSU, edging out newly hired men’s basketball coach Louis Orr.

“This move, plus other new resources devoted to the program, is meant to show our commitment to women’s basketball at BGSU,” Director of Athletics Greg Christopher said in a prepared statement. “Curt and his staff have done a remarkable job and we intend to maintain the program at the elite status in the MAC.”

Miller said he is glad to see the loyalty being shown to him and the women’s basketball program after all of its recent success.

“I am grateful to the administration for their commitment and support of our women’s basketball program,” Miller said.

Over his six years as coach, Miller has molded the Falcons into a nationally recognized threat. The Falcons are 53-4 in MAC play over the past three seasons and achieved a national ranking of No. 15 this past season, the highest for any MAC school in the conference’s history. This past year, Miller guided his team to the Sweet 16 as a seven seed after knocking off second seeded Vanderbilt.

“I have truly enjoyed the remarkable ride with an incredible group of young women, Miller said. “They have energized our whole community while being great ambassadors of the university on and off the court.”