New UNCG Interim Head Coach Miller Excited For Chance To Prove Himself

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Greensboro, NC - Wes Miller held his first press conference as a Division I head coach on Wednesday night on UNCG's campus.

The interim head coach will take over at the held of the Spartans in place of former head coach Mike Dement.

"I think any coaching change is really tough, it's tough on everybody involved, especially the kids, but I think the things we're trying to focus on are coming together, getting together, and letting this situation bring us closer," said Miller. "We're doing this for eachother, for UNCG, and for everybody in the locker room, and for that I'm really really proud to be the one that can stand in front of them for the rest of the year."

Miller has been an assistant coach at UNCG since the beginning of the 2010-2011 season.

Before working alongside Dement, Miller was an assistant coach at High Point University and Elon University.

The 28-year old won a national championship playing for the North Carolina Tar Heels in 2005.

The move to head coach makes Miller the youngest active Division I college coach.

"I don't think it's about age," said Miller. "I just think it's about making them believe that we can be successful.  If I'm 28, if I'm 38, if I'm 48 and I ever have the opportunity to be in front of a team, it's about coming together and being successful.  It's about UNCG and that's way more important than any of us individually.  I hope they'll believe in me, and I certainly believe in them."

Miller's first test will be against East Carolina on Friday night at the Greensboro Coliseum.

 

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