Girard native Curt Miller, the women’s basketball coach at the Big Ten Conference’s Indiana University, will be inducted into Girard’s version of the Hall of Fame – the Hive of Fame — Saturday night at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel.
Miller will be inducted along with his sister, Lori Miller, who was a multi-sport star for Girard in the 1970s.
Earlier today on his Twitter account (@CurtMillerIUWBB), Curt Miller tweeted: “My sister’s HS honors blow mine away. The 12 varsity letters will be just the start of her bio. Love my hometown.”
Curt Miller played basketball for Girard High School in the mid-1980s and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace in 1990. He worked his way up through the coaching ranks as an assistant at Kent State, Cleveland State, Syracuse and Colorado State. His big break came when he was hired as the head coach at Bowling Green in 2001.
After the Falcons went a combined 21-35 in his first two seasons, Miller turned the program around. Bowling Green went 237-57 during the next nine years for an average of more than 26 wins per season. The Falcons won eight consecutive Mid-American Conference regular-season titles, and Miller was named MAC Coach of the Year six times.
In his first season with Indiana in 2012-13, the Hoosiers posted an 11-19 record, a dramatic improvement over the team’s 6-24 record of 2011-12.