Thunder Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Miller joined the program in 2011 and has more than 12 years of collegiate basketball experience, including serving as a graduate assistant coach to Bob Knight, who ranks second on the all-time NCAA Division I wins list.
In Miller’s first two years as head coach of the Thunder, he has compiled an overall record of 29 wins and 23 losses to go along with the programs first back-to-back winning seasons in over a decade and the first since moving to NCAA DIII. The Thunder has also appeared in the MIAA Conference Tournament Semifinals each year in Miller’s tenure locking up the third seed each time. The 2012-2013 campaign marked the second consecutive year Trine has led the MIAA in both Free Throw Percentage (75.7%) and Turnover Margin (+3) while producing their first NCAA Division III All-American (3rd Team) and MIAA MVP in Ian Jackson. Jackson repeated as the MIAA’s top overall scorer finishing the season averaging 21 points per game. Miller’s teams also benefitted from having the MIAA’s leading assist man each year with the 2012-2013 honor being earned by Dustin Hall (5.7).
He earned a Bachelor of Science from Hillsdale College and a master’s degree in exercise sport science from Texas Tech University.
Miller's basketball career started when he was a player at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio and at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. At Hillsdale in 2003, Miller was selected team captain, Academic All-Conference, and team defensive player of the year. Hillsdale reached the NCAA Division II National Tournament in back to back years for the first time in school history during Miller’s sophomore and junior season’s in 2001 & 2002.
After college, Miller worked as the head assistant men's basketball coach at Hillsdale College. He coached or recruited five All-Conference players and worked as head of scouting and recruiting. In 2007, his career took him to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he served as a graduate assistant coach to Bob Knight and was involved with on-campus recruiting and player development. In 2009, he became the head assistant men’s basketball coach and National Recruiting Coordinator at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas. While at South Plains, Coach Miller coached and or recruited nine players that would transfer on to NCAA Division I universities.
Brooks and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Angola.
Kyle Lindsay came to Trine in 2011 as an assistant coach for the Trine University men’s basketball team. Lindsay will also serve as the head junior varsity coach.
Lindsay comes to Trine after spending the 2010-11 season as an assistant coach at Illinois College. The Blueboys finished with a 16-8 record, the program’s best in 33 years. While at Illinois College, Lindsay coached the 2011 Denny’s College Slam Dunk Champion, Jacob Tucker.
Lindsay is a native of Toledo, Ohio, and a graduate of Ottawa Hills High School. Lindsay is also a graduate of Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Lindsay competed in football for four years and basketball for one year at Adrian College. He was named a First Team All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association punter as a member of the football team.
Following his playing career, Lindsay served as an assistant coach for the Adrian College men’s basketball team. He also served as a varsity assistant coach at Ottawa Hills under the supervision of his father, John Lindsay. In his two years at Ottawa Hills, the Green Bears posted a record of 43-5 and advanced to the Ohio High School Athletic Association state semifinals for the first time in school history.
Doug Williams joined Coach Miller’s staff in 2011 after serving four seasons as an assistant coach at Archbold High School in Northwest Ohio for Doug Krauss. Williams brings over thirty-five years of coaching experience to the Thunder staff as both a head coach and an assistant at the high school and college levels. Williams began his relationship with Coach Miller back in 2005 when they worked together at Hillsdale College under then Head Coach Ed Douma.
Coach Williams has been instrumental in leading teams to or near the top of their area in most defensive statistics while being a part of five conference championships, five district championships and three regional runners-up.