Brandon Miller has filled out his coaching staff in preparation for his first season as Butler head coach.
With the critical July evaluation period upon us, Miller didn't want to rush his decision because of the recruiting period. He wanted to find the best candidate for the job, regardless of how long it took.
Miller found his man in Gardner-Webb head coach Chris Holtmann.
Holtmann spent 3 seasons as head coach of the Runnin' Bulldogs. Last season they finished 21-13 (11-5 Big South) and 2nd in the South division of the Big South. They lost in the semifinals of the Big South Tournament and earned an invitation in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
For its first Division 1 postseason birth in school history, Holtmann was named Big South Coach of the Year last season.
Prior to Gardner-Webb, Holtmann was an assistant coach at Ohio University under John Groce from 2008-2010 and Gardner-Webb from 2003-2008.
Holtmann is a native of Nicholasville, KY where he played basketball at Jessamine County (KY) High School. He later played college basketball at Taylor University and became an NAIA All-American guard.
Miller's staff now consists of Holtmann, Terry Johnson, and Michael Lewis with T.J. Saint as the director of basketball operations.