In August of 2005, following a Northwoods League (NWL) Championship and Field Manager of the Year award, Miller became the first Viterbo University Alum to be named Head Coach of the V-Hawk baseball team.
Miller is in his 8th season as the V-Hawks head coach which qualifies him as the longest tenured baseball coach in Viterbo history. He has led the program to 157 wins during the 7 seasons making him the winningest coach in V-Hawk history. The V-Hawks have consistently competed for conference championships while always scheduling a very challenging non-conference schedule against some of the top teams in the country. In 2010, the V-Hawks opened the season against Cumberland, TN who went on to win the NAIA National Championship that same season.
Miller finished his playing career in a V-Hawk uniform as a Pitcher/1st Baseman and threw a no-hitter against Martin Luther College during his senior season. Miller was also a member of the 2002 V-Hawk regional runner-up team that advanced farther in the postseason than any previous V-Hawk baseball team.
After finishing his playing career, Miller spent three seasons as the V-Hawk hitting coach and recruiting coordinator working on Larry Lipker’s staff. During his time as the hitting coach, the V-Hawks broke six single season records and six all-time records including single season team record for wins. When Coach Lipker left, Coach Miller was ready to step in as the V-Hawks skipper.
Miller proved his head coaching capabilities in 2005 with the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods Summer Collegiate League. The Border Cats were picked to finish last during the preseason and silenced critics by finishing the season with the best overall record at 44-24. The Border Cats capped their most successful season in franchise history by defeating the defending champion Madison Mallards in the NWL Championship Series. Miller also spent time as an assistant in the NWL with playoff teams; the La Crosse Loggers and the Alexandria Beetles. During his three years in the NWL, Miller coached 31 players who went on to play professional baseball including two first round draft picks; Max Scherzer 2006 (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Matt Mangini 2007 (Seattle Marinners).
Following Miller’s 5th season with the V-Hawks, he embarked on another coaching quest, this time in the prestigious Cape Cod League which is widely regarding as the top amateur summer league in the World. Miller joined the Hyannis Harbor Hawks as an assistant coach while also being instrumental in shaping a roster that would eventually capture the Cape League regular season championship in 2011. The 2011 Harbor Hawks finished 10 games ahead of any other team in the league that summer, a remarkable record by Cape League standards.
During Coach Miller’s time in the Cape, the Harbor Hawks had an astonishing 47 players who have moved on to play professional baseball including numerous Top 10 round picks in the Major League Baseball draft. As an additional honor, Miller was chosen to represent the Harbor Hawks as an assistant coach in the 2011 Cape League All Star game held in historic Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Currently, Miller is active with the Harbor Hawks as a consultant, helping the Harbor Hawks build their roster each year.
A native of Sparta, Wisconsin, Miller graduated from Sparta High School and started his college playing career at Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, Iowa where he was an Iowa Junior College All-Star. Miller then transferred to the University of Florida where he earned a roster spot on the 1996 Florida Gator baseball team which advanced to the NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska before finishing his college career with the V-Hawks.
Miller received his Bachelor's Degree from Viterbo in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing Management and earned a Master's Degree in Sports Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In addition to his coaching duties, Miller serves as the Director of the Viterbo Outdoor Athletic Complex.
Miller and his wife Jessica reside in La Crosse, WI with their 8 year old son, Callen, 3 year old daughter Braelyn, and infant son Drake.