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