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Nebraska basketball names Armon Gates assistant coach

Nebraska basketball names Armon Gates assistant coach
Posted at 2:14 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 15:14:21-04

Nebraska basketball head coach Tim Miles named Armon Gates a new assistant coach Monday afternoon. Gates comes to the Huskers after coaching under Mike White at the University of Florida.

“I really enjoyed my brief time at Florida,” Gates said. “Coach Mike White and his staff are tremendous people and great friends. Last week, I consulted Coach White about approaching Tim Miles regarding the Nebraska coaching position. After visiting Lincoln and the campus, it became clear to me Nebraska was a great fit. I’m greatly appreciative of Florida and Coach White for the opportunity be part of Gator Nation. I am really looking forward to a new beginning at Nebraska.”

Gates also coached under Chris Collins at Northwestern, helping bring a top-30 recruiting class in 2014 and another in 2018. 

“I have known Armon for several years and spent quality time with him,” Miles said. “What immediately becomes clear about him is his positivity and high energy. He will be a good role model for our players. He will be an excellent teacher of the game and will do a phenomenal job recruiting, as he’s proven over the years at Northwestern, Kent State, and Loyola-Chicago. We are really happy to add Armon and his family to Husker Nation.”