Miles pictured in The Bugle 1907, Virginia Tech yearbook
|Born||June 21, 1879|
|Died||May 2, 1966(aged 86)|
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Clarence Paul "Sally" Miles (June 21, 1879 – May 2, 1966) was an American football and baseball coach, and college administrator. He served as the head football coach at Virginia Tech from 1905 to 1906, compiling a record of 14–3–2. Mile also was the head baseball coach at Virginia Tech in 1908 and 1913. He served as the school's athletic director from 1920 to 1934.
Known as "Mr. VPI," Miles spent nearly 59 years at Virginia Tech in a variety of capacities. His contributions have been recognized by the university by naming a playing field, a stadium (where the War Memorial Gym stands today), a professorship, and a building in his honor. Miles died two weeks before the dedication of Clarence P. Miles Hall, which served as housing for male athletics.
Miles' nickname "Sally" was a shortened form of "Salskinner," which he brought with him from high school. As an undergraduate, Miles was captain of the baseball team. As a graduate student, he was captain of the football team and was named to the first team of the All-Southern team as a tackle. Miles remained on campus to teach chemistry and to coach football and baseball. Miles' 1905 team is credited with VPI's first-ever victory over the Virginia. Virginia was so incensed by the loss that it refused to play Tech again until 1923.
Miles also served as athletic director, treasurer and dean of the college (then a combined version of a provost and admissions director). He helped organize the Southern Conference, serving as its president. Miles tried but failed to earn membership for Virginia Tech into the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Miles was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.
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|Virginia Tech Hokies (Independent) (1905–1906)|
- Cox, Clara B. "Miles and Miles: Milestones". Virginia Tech Magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-30.