Best Coach — College Denver 2011 - Tim Miles
When Tim Miles arrived in Fort Collins three years ago to coach the men's basketball team, seven of the nine eligible players transferred or quit. The Rams went 0-16 in conference play in Miles's first season. With the help of senior forwards Travis Franklin and Andy Ogide, the Rams finished the regular season with a record of 19-11 and were in contention for an NCAA tournament bid for much of the season. And Miles helped bring the fans back: Moby Arena's average attendance of 4,960 represents a 50 percent increase over the 3,334 average of Miles's first three seasons. That's nothing but net.