Dan Muller
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamIllinois State
Record156–135 (.536)
Biographical details
Born (1976-02-21) February 21, 1976 (age 45)
Lafayette, Indiana
Playing career
1994–1998Illinois State
1999Team La Rioja Andino
2000Siemens Ghent
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2001–2012Vanderbilt (assistant)
2012–presentIllinois State
Head coaching record
Overall156–135 (.536)
Tournaments2–2 (NIT)
2–1 (CBI)
Accomplishments and honors
MVC regular season (2017)
MVC Freshman of the Year (1995)
2× MVC Defensive Player of the Year (1996, 1997)
MVC Tournament MOP (1998)
MVC Coach of the Year (2017)

Daniel Paul Muller (born February 21, 1976)[1] is an American college basketball coach, currently the men's basketball head coach at his alma mater Illinois State University. Prior to this, Muller served for 12 years as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt University under head coach Kevin Stallings, also under whom he played at Illinois State[2] from 1994[3] (or 1995[4]) to 1998. He played professionally for Siemens Ghent, Belgium in 1999,[5] and in Argentina.[2][6] In 2003 earned his MBA from the University of Florida.

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Illinois State Redbirds (Missouri Valley Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Illinois State 18–15 8–10 6th
2013–14 Illinois State 18–16 9–9 5th CBI Semifinal
2014–15 Illinois State 22–13 11–7 T–3rd NIT Second Round
2015–16 Illinois State 18–14 12–6 T–2nd  
2016–17 Illinois State 28–7 17–1 T–1st NIT Second Round
2017–18 Illinois State 18–15 10–8 T–3rd
2018–19 Illinois State 17–16 9–9 T–5th
2019–20 Illinois State 10–21 5–13 9th
2020–21 Illinois State 7–18 4–14 10th
Illinois State: 156–135 (.536) 85–77 (.525)
Total: 156–135 (.536)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion