Aug. 19, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut men's cross country/track and field Head Coach Greg Roy announced the promotion of assistant coach Rich Miller. Miller will now serve as the Associate Head Coach for both programs.
"Rich Miller has been involved with Connecticut cross country/track and field since 1990. An outstanding student as an undergrad, he was named Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of his Senior Class. An outstanding leader, he was one of the few two year Captains in the History of the program. Loyal to a fault, he is considered one of the top Multi-Event Coaches in the Country. At this juncture in his career it is only natural to formally acknowledge his significance to the success of our program by naming him Associate Head Coach," Roy said.
Miller, a 1995 UConn graduate, is entering his 16th season working as a member of the Huskies coaching staff, as he spent five years as a full-time assistant coach and 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.
"I have been with the program for a long time and it is a great honor to be named the Associate Head Coach of the men's cross country/track and field programs. I am excited to see what opportunities are ahead for cross country and to be able to compete at the New England and BIG EAST level," Miller stated.
In 2010, Miller helped lead the Men's Track and Field team to BIG EAST Championships in both the indoor and outdoor seasons.
"It is a great opportunity to bring Will Thomas in as a coach this year and help the team continue the success of last year in track and field," finished Miller.
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, daughter, Emily and son, Caden.