WATCH: Wichita State introduces new head coach Paul Mills

Mills comes from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa where he led the team on a 30-5 run this year.
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 2:47 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: It was breaking news just two days ago. On Thursday, Wichita State University introduced Paul Mills as its 27th head coach for the Shocker men’s basketball program.

Mills spent the past six years at Oral Roberts University leading them to the NCAA tournament, in a 30-5 season.

Around this same time last year, K-State fans really started to get excited about Jerome Tang, based on the energy he brought early on.

Mills is trying to capture that same sort of excitement momentum as his former peer from Baylor did.

He also wants to find that same sort of year-one success here at Wichita State.

“Obviously, Scott, Jerome and I were together every day for 14 years. The only people that I’ve been longer with are my parents, and so when you spend that portion of your life with, a third of your life with two guys, you get to know them very well, and I couldn’t be happier for Jerome. I spoke with him and cheering like crazy for him tonight against Michigan State,” said Mills.

The Shockers’ new head coach said he’s already met with his players. As for recruitment, Mills said he’s been working on a plan since the night he took the job.

Wichita State University will introduce the new men’s basketball head coach Paul Mills Thursday afternoon.

The university is hosting a press conference inside Charles Koch Arena at 3:30 p.m. to make the introduction.

Mills comes from Oral Roberts University down in Tulsa where he led the Golden Eagles on a 30- 5 season this year.