Rich Miller Talks About The Men's Cross Country Team
Rich Miller enters his second season as the associate head coach at the University of Connecticut and his 18th season overall working with the Huskies. Miller spent 10 years as a part-time assistant working with the multi-event performers as well as those competing in pole vault and javelin.
Miller has produced two All-Americans during his time at UConn in Paul Pisano and Will Thomas. Pisano earned the accolade during the 2002 and 2003 seasons in the javelin, while Thomas was named an All-American following his performance in the heptathlon during 2004 and the decathlon in 2002 and 2003.
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 also served as a member of the BIG EAST Track and Field seeding committee.
Miller, who was a 1995 UConn graduate, 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, as he was a member of the 1994-95 BIG EAST Conference Academic All-Star team and was named a UConn Club Outstanding Scholar-Athlete in 1995.
A native of Cresskill, N.J., Miller attended Cresskill High School where he lettered in soccer, basketball and track. He resides in Storrs, Conn. with his wife, Dorinda, daughter, Emily and son, Caden.