Dan Muller Promoted to Assistant Coach 11/20/02
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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