Jim Miller (American football coach)

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Jim Miller
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Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born c. 1920
Massillon, Ohio
Playing career
1939–1941 Purdue
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1949–1950 Niagara
1951 Buffalo (assistant)
1954–1958 Purdue (line)
1959–1961 Detroit
1962–1967 Boston College
Head coaching record
Overall 52–34 (excluding Niagara)

James H. "Jim" Miller (born c. 1920) is a former American football player and coach. A native of Massilon, Ohio,[1] he served as at the head football coach at Niagara University from 1949 to 1950, at the University of Detroit from 1959 to 1961, and at Boston College from 1962 to 1967. Before going to Detroit, he worked for five years as an assistant coach at Purdue University, where he had played as a guard.[2] After an 8–2 season at Boston College in 1962, Miller signed a new three-year contract with a substantial pay hike. On December 7, 1967, after a 4–6 record, he resigned as Eagles head coach.

Early life and playing career[edit]

Miller played high school football at Massillon Washington High School under Paul Brown.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Detroit Titans (NCAA University Division independent) (1959–1961)
1959 Detroit 6–4
1960 Detroit 7–2
1961 Detroit 5–4
Detroit: 18–10
Boston College Eagles (NCAA University Division independent) (1962–1967)
1962 Boston College 8–2
1963 Boston College 6–3
1964 Boston College 6–3
1965 Boston College 6–4
1966 Boston College 4–6
1967 Boston College 4–6
Boston College: 34–24
Total: 52–34