Waterloo, IA – The Waterloo Bucks have announced the hiring of Miles Miller as their pitching coach for the 2012 season. Currently, Miller is the pitching coach at Philadelphia University, a member of the Division II Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
A native of Tahoe City, California, Miller has spent the past two summers coaching in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) and the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League (ACBL). In 2010, Miller was the pitching coach of the Torrington Titans in the ACBL, helping the squad post the league’s second best ERA. Two of his pitchers were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft (Chris Reed, 1st round, Dodgers and Brooks Belter, 25th Round, Rays).
"One thing that I really wanted in a pitching coach was a person with summer baseball experience," said Bucks manger Travis Kiewiet. "Miles has shown this with his great success the past couple of summers with his teams out east. In talking with Miles, he has the passion and drive necessary to get the most out of our pitchers and understands what it will take to keep them motivated throughout the course of the season. I’m very excited for Miles to be a part of the Bucks organization."
In 2011, Miller was the pitching coach for the New Bedford Bay Sox in the NECBL. Miller’s staff was second in the league in opponent batting average and hits allowed. Two of his Bay Sox pitchers played in the NECBL All-Star Game.
Born March 18, 1984, Miller pitched collegiately at San Diego Mesa College and Grand Canyon University, earning a business management degree from Grand Canyon in 2007. After college, Miller coached at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut before joining the staff at Philadelphia in 2011.