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Associate Head Coach Ted Gibbons

Associate head coach Ted Gibbons enters his 14th season with Connecticutís menís track and field program. He specializes as the field events coach for the Huskies. Gibbons has produced three All-Americans at UConn in Mike Deibler, Ray Wilks and Steve Santoli. Wilks earned the honor in the shot put in 1999, while Santoli received All-American status in the weight throw in 1998. Deibler earned the honor in 2003 in the high jump.

A member of the Connecticut staff since the 1992-93 season, Gibbons was elevated to associate head coach of the program in January of 1996.

Prior to joining Greg Royís staff at UConn, Gibbons served as coordinator of the menís and womenís track and field programs and head menís track and field coach at Washington University in St. Louis, MO from 1985-92. While at Washington, Gibbons led his menís track and field team to eight consecutive indoor and outdoor University Athletic Association titles. Gibbons also served as assistant football coach for the defensive line unit at Washington. Twelve of Gibbonsí track and field student-athletes qualified for NCAA Division III National Championships during his tenure at Washington University.

Prior to his Washington position, Gibbons was head field events coach from 1982-83 and freshman football coach from 1976-1982 at Brown University.

Gibbons, a Newport, R.I. native, is a 1967 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was selected honorable mention All-America in football and All-Small College track and field in Western New York. Gibbons is a member of his alma materís Hall of Fame.

Coach Gibbons lives in Newport, R.I. He has four children, Tisa, Tammi, Eugenia and Ted.

Assistant Coach Rich Miller

Rich Miller, a 1995 UConn graduate, enters his first season as a full-time assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. This will be Millerís 11th season working as a member of the Huskies coaching staff, as he has spent the past 10 years as a part-time assistant working with the multi-event performers as well as those competing in pole vault and javelin. During his time at UConn, Miller has produced two All-Americans in 2002, 2003 and 2004 with Paul Pisano in the javelin and Will Thomas in the decathlon and the heptathlon.

Prior to joining the Huskies full-time, Miller was employed as a physical therapist with Health South/PTSMA in Storrs. While at Health South, Miller provided direct patient care in an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinic while also collaborating with local physicians on implementing treatment plans to rehabilitate patients with a variety of ailments. Miller is also a member of the BIG EAST Track and Field seeding committee.

As a student-athlete, Miller enjoyed both academic and athletic success during his undergraduate years. He served as co-captain of UConnís track and field teams in both his junior and senior years, two years in which the Huskies won back-to-back New England Indoor Championships.

He was a four-time All-East performer in the decathlon while also earning All-New England and All-BIG EAST honors in the pentathlon and pole vault events. His academic achievements set a standard of excellence for all student-athletes. He was a member of the 1994-95 BIG EAST Conference Academic All-Star team and he was a UConn Club Outstanding Scholar- Athlete in 1995.

A native of Cresskill, N.J., Rich attended Cresskill High School where he lettered in soccer, basketball and track. He is currently employed as a physical therapist in Storrs, Conn. and Miller resides in Columbia, Conn. with his wife, Dorinda.


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