WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014
Former MSOC Keeper Recognized as Top Assistant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Annually, College Soccer News recognizes assistant coaches across the country that are excelling in their field and the 2014 list has given former Jacksonville University men’s soccer goalkeeper Mike Miller the distinction.
Miller joined the Syracuse staff as an assistant coach in February 2010 and was named the program's recruiting coordinator in 2011.
Since joining the Orange, Miller has been integral in bringing several youth national team and U.S. Soccer Development Academy League players to Syracuse. His 2011 recruiting class was ranked No. 40 in the country by College Soccer News and included Nick Perea, who was named one of the top 100 freshmen in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com. The Orange's 2012 class was rated No. 14 nationally by College Soccer News and featured Big East All-Rookie selection and freshman All-American Alex Bono as well as Stefanos Stamoulacatos.
Miller played soccer at JU from 1999-2003 and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2004. Starting two seasons in the net for the Dolphins, he totaled 84 saves and posted four shutout games. In his junior year, he was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team and was twice tabbed as an A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week. Following graduation, he played for the PDL Cocoa Expos.