Dan Muller Promoted to Assistant Coach 11/20/02

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt Head Coach Kevin Stallings announced Wednesday that Dan Muller has been named an assistant coach, replacing Tim Jankovich, who left Vanderbilt to take an assistant coach position at Illinois.

Jankovich, who joined the Commodores' staff when Stallings was hired in the spring of 1999, will reunite with Fighting Illini Head Coach Bill Self. Jankovich and Self were assistants on Eddie Sutton's 1992-93 Oklahoma State coaching staff.

Muller joined the basketball staff for the 2000-01 season and has spent the past two years at the team's administrative assistant. In that role, he was in charge of arranging team travel, supervising player academic progress and a variety of administrative matters.

"Dan has done extremely well in every type of responsibility we've given him," Stallings said. "We're excited to have him in a coaching and recruiting capacity. We've enjoyed having Tim on the staff the past three years and we wish him the best in the future."

Prior to joining the Vanderbilt staff, Muller spent two years playing professionally in Argentina, Vancouver and Belgium. Muller also played for Stallings at Illinois State, where he helped the Redbirds to two regular season and Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championships and four postseason appearances, including trips to the NCAA Tournament in his final two seasons.

Ranked eighth in career scoring, Muller posted career marks in four categories, while helping ISU to a 91-36 record during his stay. He also was a three-time member of the MVC All-Defense Team and was named the MVP of the MVC Tournament as a senior.

Off the court, Muller was just as successful. He was a two-time GTE Academic All-American and was a recipient of the NCAA's Post-Graduate Scholarship. He also was named a Bone Scholar, the highest academic honor at ISU.

Muller is currently working toward getting his MBA through the University of Florida's professional online course system.

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