Jalen Courtney-Williams and Ryan Miller joined the Creighton men’s basketball coaching staff as assistant coaches Monday.

Courtney-Williams comes from McNeese State where he was on the staff for three seasons. Prior to that he served as a grad assistant for Mississippi State.

He played undergrad at LSU and Mississippi State before his time as a coach.

Coach Greg McDermott recognizes the new assistant's passion and effectiveness in recruiting while developing young players.

Miller comes from his most recent position as an assistant coach at TCU where he spent five seasons on the coaching staff. 

Prior to TCU, Miller was also an assistant at Memphis, Pepperdine, New Mexico State, Auburn and UNLV.

He played at Northern State in Aberdeen, South Dakota, during undergrad before starting his coaching career.

"I have always admired his toughness and love for the game,” McDermott said. “He is very skilled from a tactical and development standpoint and has an innovative approach to both offense and defense that is very impressive.”

McDermott said he is also regarded as a strong recruiter in college basketball. 

The two fill spots left open by former assistants Terrence Rencher, who took an assistant coaching position at Oklahoma State, and Paul Lusk, who joins the staff at Purdue.

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