Steve Miller (American football)

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Not to be confused with Steven Miller (gridiron football).
Steve Miller
Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1943-08-26) August 26, 1943 (age 73)
Jefferson, Iowa
Playing career
Football
1961–1964 Cornell (IA)
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1966–1967 Cornell (IA) (OB)
1968–1969 Cornell (IA) (DB)
1970–1971 Cornell (IA) (DC)
1972–1976 Carroll (WI)
1977–1979 Morningside
1980–1986 Cornell (IA) (assistant)
1987–2001 Cornell (IA)
Basketball
1982–1983 Cornell (IA)
1984–1988 Cornell (IA)
Baseball
1967–1973 Cornell (IA)
Head coaching record
Overall 121–94–2 (football)
49–61 (basketball)
Tournaments Football
0–1 (NCAA D-III playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Football
1 CCIW (1976)
2 MCAC/MWC (1992, 1995)

Stephen C. Miller (August 26, 1943) is a former American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Carroll College—now known as Carroll University—in Waukesha, Wisconsin from 1972 to 1976, at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa from 1977 to 1979, and at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa from 1987 to 2001, compiling a career college football record of 121–94–2. Miller was also the head basketball coach at Cornell during the 1982–83 season and again from 1984 to 1988, tallying a mark of 49–61. He was named NCAA Division III coach of the year while coaching football at Cornell.

Playing career[edit]

Miller played quarterback at Cornell College from 1961 until 1964 and was awarded all-conference his senior year.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Carroll[edit]

Miller's first head coaching position was as the 23rd head football coach a Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin and he held that position for five seasons, from 1972 until 1976. His career coaching record at Carroll College was 30–15–1.[2]

Morningside[edit]

After coaching at Carroll, Miller became head football coach for the Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. He held that position for three seasons, from 1977 until 1979.[3] His coaching record at Morningside was 4–24–1.[4]

Cornell[edit]

Miller moved to Cornell College, in Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1980 to work as an assistant football coach under Jerry Clark. He succeeded Clark as head football coach in 1987 and served in that capacity until 2001, when he was replaced by Ray Reasland.[5] While at Cornell, he was awarded Division III Coach of the Year,[6] served twice as the school's athletic director, and was head coach of six sports at the school,[7] including basketball.[8] Miller's football teams compiled a record of 87–55, including an undefeated 10–0 season in 1992.[9]

Later life[edit]

As of 2009, Miller still works with Cornell in the alumni office as the Associate Director of Development, Major & Planned Gifts.[10]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Carroll Pioneers (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin) (1972–1976)
1972 Carroll 6–3 5–3 T–3rd
1973 Carroll 4–5 3–5 T–4th
1974 Carroll 6–3 5–3 3rd
1975 Carroll 6–3 5–3 T–2nd
1976 Carroll 8–1–1 7–0–1 1st L NCAA Division III Quarterfinal
Carroll: 30–15–1 25–14–1
Morningside Mustangs (North Central Conference) (1977–1979)
1977 Morningside 2–6–1 1–5–1 8th
1978 Morningside 2–8 0–6 7th
1979 Morningside 0–10 0–6 7th
Morningside: 4–24–1 1–17–1
Cornell Rams (Midwest Collegiate Athletic Conference / Midwest Conference) (1987–1996)
1987 Cornell 5–4 4–3 4th (South)
1988 Cornell 3–6
1989 Cornell 4–5
1990 Cornell 5–4
1991 Cornell 7–2
1992 Cornell 10–0 1st
1993 Cornell 7–2 4–1 2nd (South)
1994 Cornell 6–3
1995 Cornell 9–1 4–1 T–1st (South)
1996 Cornell 8–2 4–1 T–1st (South)
Cornell Rams (Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1997–2001)
1997 Cornell 6–3
1998 Cornell 4–6
1999 Cornell 3–7
2000 Cornell 3–7
2001 Cornell 7–3 6–3 T–3rd
Cornell: 87–55
Total: 121–94–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Midwest Conference 1964 All-Conference Press Release
  2. ^ Carroll College/University Archived August 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. Football coaching records
  3. ^ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Miller Resigns Post to Take Cornell Job" May 9, 1980
  4. ^ DeLassus, David. "Morningside Coaching Records". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ Cornell College "Reasland Resigns as Cornell Football Coach" November 9, 2005
  6. ^ Hawkeye Sports "More than 500 coaches expected at UI Clinic" March 28, 2008
  7. ^ NCAA Record "Directors of Athletics" August 4, 1997
  8. ^ The Sun "Ram Men Open WIth Victory" December 4, 1986
  9. ^ Cornell College all-time football scores
  10. ^ Cornell College Steve Miller

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