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Muller gains coaching honor, opportunity

Dan Muller accepting the the trophy for MVC Coach of the Year with MVC officials

Coach Dan Muller accepts the trophy for MVC Coach of the Year.

Men’s basketball head coach Dan Muller ’98 has been named an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division I Coach of the Year. He shared the honor with Northwestern coach Chris Collins, son of Redbird great Doug Collins ’73.

In his fifth season as head coach, Muller led the Redbirds to a share of the MVC regular-season title in 2016-2017. The team finished at 28-7 overall and 17-1 in the conference, establishing program records for total wins, regular-season victories and league triumphs. He was named MVC Coach of the Year.

Muller’s ISU record of 104-65 reflects a level of success others continue to note. He was one of four collegiate coaches chosen to serve as a court coach for the 2017 USA Men’s Basketball U19 World Cup Team training camp.

He worked at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs this summer, preparing the team for competition in Egypt. Muller called the opportunity “an absolute honor to be part of USA Basketball. To be part of something so much bigger than myself is a dream come true.”

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