Archie Miller Dayton Flyers Offense by Wes Kosel
Attached are 3 plays from Coach Archie Miller. Miller led his Dayton Flyers on an improbable run to the Elite 8 in the2014 NCAA Tournament. The Flyers won 26 games and went 10-6 in a stacked Atlantic 10 conference. Despite the conference record, Dayton played well when it counted in the NCAA Tournament upsetting Ohio State and Syracuse in the opening rounds. Miller just completed his 3rd season as head coach of the Flyers. In 3 years, he hasn’t had a losing season and has won over 60% of his games. Before taking the position at Dayton, Miller served as an assistant for his brother, Sean Miller, at Arizona. He also was an assistant coach at Ohio State, Arizona State, North Carolina State, and Western Kentucky. Miller played basketball at North Carolina State where he was a 3-point specialist and free-throw master. His Junior year he shot over 55% from the 3-point line. His team kept up that tradition shooting 37.7% as a team (51st best in the country). Each of these plays opens up shots for his shooters on the perimeter.
Archie Miller Dayton Flyers Offense – 2-1-2 Flare
The play starts with 5 setting a ball-screen for 1 who drives middle. 5 rolls to the basket and 3 moves up the wing. 1 passes to 3 who looks inside to 5. If 5 isn’t open, the ball is reversed to 4 in the corner. 5 sets a screen for 3 who cuts to the low post. 4 then dribbles up the wing and looks to pass to 2 on a flare cut. 2 takes the 3-point shot on the wing.
Archie Miller Dayton Flyers Offense – 2-1-2 Corner Double
1 passes to 2 on the wing and 4 cuts to the post. 2 then passes out to 5. 4 and 2 set a double screen for 1 in the corner. 1 can curl the screen or cut to the wing for a 3-point shot.
Archie Miller Dayton Flyers Offense – 3 Guard Action
1 passes to 3 on the wing then cuts off of 4 into the lane. If 1 isn’t open, 3 passes to 4 who reverses the ball to 2. 3 cuts off of a staggered screen from 5 and 1 looking for a 3-point shot in the corner. If he isn’t open, 2 passes to 5 at the top of the key and 3 cuts up off of a screen from 2. 3 can curl the screen or shoot a 3-point shot. If he isn’t open, 3 continues around 5 for a hand-off and attacks the basket.