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 sixth season as the V-Hawks head coach and has been a part of more than 128 wins making him the winningest coach in V-Hawk history. Over the past four seasons, the V-Hawks have really started to make some noise as they have won 116 games and have finished top five of the very competitive Midwest Collegiate Conference. Last season, the V-Hawks finished 28-21-1 overall, 16-8 in conference play, and qualified for the MCC Tournament.
Miller finished his playing career in a V-Hawk uniform as a two way player 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. 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. Miller's coaching experience also includes time as the pitching coach at his alma mater Sparta High School as well as at Aquinas High School in La Crosse.
Miller proved his head coaching capabilities in 2005 with the Thunder Bay Border Cats of the Northwoods 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 Mariners)
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 continued on 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 and finished third in the nation. As a player, Miller was a teammate of David Eckstein (Toronto Blue Jays), Brad Wilkerson (Texas Rangers), Josh Fogg (Cincinnati Reds),Mark Ellis (Oakland A's), and Corey Koskie (Milwaukee Brewers).
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 are residents of La Crosse, WI, have a six year old son, Callen, and a two year old daughter, Braelyn.
|Cole Clements||FR||RHP||R/R||5-10||Readstown, Wis.||Kickapoo High School|
|Nick Zwieg||FR||OF||R/R||5-8||Madison, Wis.||Verona Area High School|
|1||Andrew Stoffel||JR||OF||R/R||5-8||Woodbury, Minn.||Woodbury Senior High School|
|2||Chris Dunn||SO||LHP||L/L||5-11||Hancock, Wis.||Southwestern Oregon|
|3||Adam Reed||JR||C||R/R||6-1||North Bend, Ore.||Southwestern Oregon|
|4||Chris Laux||JR||OF||R/R||6-0||Green Bay, Wis.||Green Bay Preble|
|5||Andy Behnke||SR||OF||R/R||6-0||Marshall, Minn.||Riverland|
|6||Justin Sunderland||SO||INF||R/R||5-10||Hayward, Wis.||Hayward High School|
|9||Andrew Farrell||SR||INF/P||R/R||6-2||Middleton, Wis.||Kirkwood Community College|
|10||Brady Banse||SR||RHP||R/R||Forest Lake, Minn.||Lindenwood University|
|11||Cody Brown||JR||U||R/R||5-10||Morton, Ill.||Morton College|
|13||Justin Daniels||SR||C||R/R||5-10||Onalaska, Wis.||Holmen High School|
|14||Joey Bergles||SR||OF||R/R||6-0||Geneseo, Ill.||Southeastern Community College|
|16||Steven Mora||SR||RHP||R/R||6-1||Soledad, Calif.||Monterey Peninsula College|
|17||Howard Heinrich||SR||LHP||L/L||6-0||Stevens Point, Wis.||Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln|
|19||Brandon Buelow||SR||OF||R/R||5-10||Milwaukee, Wis.||Kirkwood Community College|
|20||Chris Lindemann||SR||INF||R/R||5-10||Rapid City, S.D.||Riverland Community College|
|21||Jon Fendt||FR||INF/P||R/R||5-11||Sparta, Wis.||Sparta High School|
|24||Brett Rettenmeier||SR||INF||R/R||6-1||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Kirkwood Community College|
|27||Chad Wyss||FR||RHP||R/R||6-5||New Lisbon, Wis.||UW-Stevens Point|
|29||Jordan Murray||SO||RHP||R/R||5-10||Wilton, Wis.||Brookwood High School|
|30||Mark Bellatti||JR||1st||L/L||6-0||San Diego, Calif.||Grossmont College|
|32||Blake Shepherd||SO||RHP/OF||R/R||6-2||Mindoro, Wis.||Melrose-Mindoro High School|
|33||Kahtan Al-Kaissy||JR||RHP/U||L/R||6-3||Hopkins, Minn.||Brescia University|
|42||Martin Aguirre||JR||RHP||R/R||6-0||Quincy, Wash.||Spokane Communtiy College|
|47||Toby Turbes||FR||RHP/U||R/R||6-1||Mankato, Minn.||Loyola High School|
|51||CJ Favre||SO||INF||L/R||6-2||La Crosse, Wis.||Aquinas High School|
|55||Bryan Ramirez||SR||C||R/R||5-6||Soledad, Calif.||Monterey Peninsula College|