Assistant Coach Rich Miller
Rich Miller, a 1995 UConn graduate, enters his fourth
season as a full-time assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. This
will be Miller’s 14th season working as a member of the Huskies coaching staff,
as he spent 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.
Miller has produced 13 BIG EAST Multi-Event Champions in his tenure.
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
As a student-athlete, Miller enjoyed both academic and
athletic success during his undergraduate years. He served as co-captain of
UConn’s 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
A native of Cresskill, N.J., Miller attended Cresskill High
School where he lettered in soccer, basketball and track. He resides in Tolland,
Conn. with his wife, Dorinda and daughter, Emily.