Miles Miller has been a valuable member of the Butler baseball coaching staff since joining the program in the fall of 2012. Miller spent one season as a volunteer assistant, but he quickly climbed the ranks to become Butler's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator. He came to Indianapolis to join Head Coach Steve Farley after spending two seasons as an assistant at Philadelphia University.
Miller had two pitchers earn All-BIG EAST honors after the completion of the 2015 season. Jeff Schank and Peter Nyznyk earned Second Team All-Conference honors, representing two of the three weekend arms on the 2015 staff. As a team, Butler posted a 5.11 ERA helping the Bulldogs secure 23 wins. Schank led all players with five wins and Nyzynk was second on the team with four.
The 2014 season was a new and exciting challenge for Miller and the BU pitching staff as the Bulldogs competed in the BIG EAST Conference for the first time in school history. Many players performed well under the guidance of Miller with Gunner Johnson earning Second Team All-BIG EAST honors and Eric Stout being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
Billy Laing and Will Schierholz also flourished under the direction of Miller with Laing moving from the closer role to an all important starter during weekend series. He finished the year 2-2 in four starts with a 3.51 ERA. He led the team in saves with seven and was also second on the club in strikeouts with 53. Schierholz became the go-to-guy out of the BU bullpen as he led all players with five wins after making 26 appearances for the Bulldogs. Schierholz posted a 3.03 ERA while striking out 24 batters in 38.2 innings of work.
Miller helped improve the Butler pitching staff during the 2013 season as the team ERA dropped from 6.74 in 2012 to 4.84 in 2013. Opponents batting averages went from .336 to .289 and the Bulldogs had two pitchers win seven games or more with Eric Stout leading the way with eight and Kyle Kramp close behind with seven. The wins leader on the 2012 staff was limited to just four.
Miller has now coached seven pitchers that have been drafted - 1 in the first round – and 12 total have signed professional contracts. Additionally, two have pitched in the World Baseball Classic.
While at Philadelphia University, Miller managed the pitching staff and was also named the team's recruiting coordinator. He was promoted to associate head coach just after the 2012 season.
Prior to his stint at Philadelphia, Miller was an assistant coach at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Conn. While at AMC, he worked with the team's infielders and one of his players was named all-conference.
Miller, a native of Tahoe City, Calif., has an extensive background in summer collegiate baseball. He recently was pitching coach for the Waterloo Bucks of the Northwoods League in 2012. He has also coached the New Bedford Bay Sox (NECBL) and the Torrington Titans (ACBL). At Torrington, Miller saw two of his pitchers be selected in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft.
Miller played baseball at San Diego Mesa College and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University in 2007. He also earned a master's degree in leadership from Grand Canyon in the fall of 2013.