Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst announced on Twitter immediately following Nebraska’s first-round loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday that coach Tim Miles will return for his sixth season.
— Shawn Eichorst (@BigRedAD) March 8, 2017
Miles has been adamant for some time that he has the support of the Nebraska athletic department, despite the Huskers’ disappointing season. Eichorst’s tweet confirms that notion.
Nebraska’s 12-19 record for the 2016-17 season is the worst record in Miles’ five-year tenure at Lincoln and is tied for the most losses in a season in program history.
Miles is 75-86 in five seasons with Nebraska, leading the Huskers to the top 10 in the Big Ten standings just once in that span — the 2013-14 season in which Nebraska made the NCAA Tournament.
Miles’ contract goes until March of 2019.
However, Eichorst clearly see’s enough potential in Miles’ young roster and still believes that Miles could get Nebraska back to the NCAA Tournament in the coming years. The 2013-14 trip to the Big Dance was Nebraska’s first since the late 1990s.