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Posted by David Gerhart - Wed, Jul. 12, 2017 - [ Outdoor T&F ] - Viewed 184 times

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Director of Athletics Jim Hardy is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Miller as the new men's and women's track & field head coach.

"We are excited to have Mark Miller as part of our Campbellsville Tiger Athletic Department family," said Hardy. "Mark brings many years of diverse experience in track & field. The committee felt that Mark was the best fit for all of our needs, not only as the head coach of our track & field program, but also as a great servant leader. We look forward to watching as Mark builds our program into one of national prominence."
 
Miller is taking over the program full-time, while former track and field coach Hilary Lakes is focusing on her cross country head coaching duties.

Miller has near 10 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate level, all coming within the NAIA and NCCAA. Miller comes to Campbellsville after a three-year stint at Olivet Nazarene University, where he was the assistant track & field coach.
 
"I am honored to become a part of the Campbellsville University family and enthusiastic to return to my home state of Kentucky," Miller said. "I am looking forward to working along side coach Hilary Lakes and the Campbellsville track & field student-athletes. Coach Lakes has set a great framework for success and it is my goal to continue the tradition of Tiger Nation. I would like to thank Director of Athletics Jim Hardy and the search committee for this great opportunity."
 
At Olivet Nazarene, Miller oversaw all aspects of the sprinters and hurdlers. He also coached an NAIA National Runner-up and 10 NAIA All-Americans.
 
From 2009-2014, Miller was the head coach of the Spring Arbor University track & field program. Over the five years, he nearly doubled the women's program and had 51 student-athletes on the roster.
 
Prior to his stint at Spring Arbor, Miller was the inaugural head coach at Oklahoma Wesleyan from 2005-2009. During his tenure in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, he had three national champions and six All-Americans. In 2007, Miller was named the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Track & Field Coach of the Year.
 
Miller started his coaching career in 1996 at Indiana Wesleyan University and coached for the Wildcats until 2001 and became apart of the Dakota Wesleyan University track & field program. He held the role of assistant coach at both Indiana Wesleyan and Dakota Wesleyan. Miller also helped with cross country program at Dakota Wesleyan from 2001-2005.
 
Over his coaching career, he has helped coach 23 NAIA All-Americans, 20 NCCAA National Champions, 46 NCCAA All-Americans, 47 school record holders, 84 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, 97 NCCAA Scholar-Athletes, three NCCAA national record holders and a MCAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
 
Along with his coaching experience, Miller brings a USA Track & Field Level II certification in sprints, hurdles and relays to Campbellsville, while also being the NCCAA Chair for indoor track & field from 2014-2016.
 
Miller is native of Ludlow, Ky., and graduated from Morehead State University with an Associates of Science and a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology, while earning an Associates of Arts in Youth Ministry from Indiana Wesleyan. He completed his Masters of Education: Curriculum Development from Dakota Wesleyan.
 
The Campbellsville men's program finished second at the indoor and outdoor Mid-South Conference Championships this season, while the Lady Tigers were third at the indoor conference championship and second at the outdoor meet.