Jason Miller returns for his 14th season with the Lions as an assistant coach for the 2017 school year.
Miller graduated from the Mount in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Miller’s responsibilities will include coaching the outfielders and being a bullpen coach, as well as helping out with base running and being involved with recruiting. He was a four-year player for the Lions as a centerfielder as well as a starting and relief pitcher. He was a member of the 2000 Conference Championship team and NCAA Regional runner-up team.
During Miller’s four years as a college outfielder/pitcher, he appeared in 142 games, posted a .300 career batting average and stole 48 bases. On the mound Miller compiled an overall record of 15-4 with seven saves and had 120 strikeouts in 112 1/3 innings of work.
His biggest career highlights were beating then No. 1 team Ohio Wesleyan University in the 2000 NCAA Tournament, 5-4, by pitching 6 2/3 innings to pick up the victory. Miller also holds the school’s single-game strikeout record of 14, achieved on two separate occasions vs. Wabash College in 1999 and also during the first round of the 2000 HCAC Tournament vs. Franklin College. He also holds the single-game innings pitched record by tossing 10 innings in the 1999 complete game victory versus Wabash College.
In addition, Coach Miller has coached one of the top collegiate summer teams in the area for four summers, serving as the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Stars. The Stars won the NABF College World Series in 2002 and were the runner up in the 2003 season. Overall, 12 of his former players that he has coached have gone on to sign professional contracts. He also was signed to pitch professionally in the summer of 2004 by the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League.
Miller is a graduate of LaSalle High School. Coach Miller is a Manager of the Annuity call center for Great American Life Insurance Co.
Miller, and his wife Katie, and son Vincent, reside in Norwood, OH.