|Alma Mater:||Adrian College '10|
Sam Miller joined the Duke women’s basketball program in 2016 and serves as an assistant coach.
Miller joined Duke during the second half of the 2015-16 season as the video coordinator and held the same position in 2016-17. He was elevated to assistant coach over the summer of 2017.
Prior to his arrival in Durham, Miller racked up a wealth of experience in basketball operations. He served as a graduate assistant for men’s basketball at Western Michigan University from 2011-13. With the Broncos, he assembled scouting reports for game preparation, took part in team practices and individual workouts and played a role in implementing new video software.
In 2013-14, Miller spent time with the Erie BayHawks, the NBA Developmental League affiliate for the Orlando Magic, as a basketball operations/video assistant. Throughout his tenure with the organization, he played a supporting role in player development, scouting, data analysis, team travel, and, mainly, video editing for scouting and player development purposes. Specifically, his responsibilities included live-logging each game, editing opponent video for scouts, and tracking player tendencies. He also handled special projects regarding potential player call-ups to the NBA.
Most recently, Miller served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Kalamazoo College, an NCAA Division III program, from May, 2015 through January, 2016. During his time with the Hornets, Miller participated in student-athlete recruitment, game preparation and scouting, video operations, player development, and travel coordination. He also played a role in Kalamazoo’s annual summer basketball camp, fundraising, and budget management.
Additional honors that Miller has garnered in his career thus far include being selected to coach an NBADL (National Basketball Association Developmental League) tryout team in 2014. He has also attended the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from 2012-15, and has coached summer basketball camps at various universities including Michigan State, Western Michigan, Central Michigan, and Oakland.
In 2010, Miller graduated from Adrian College, where he was a member of the Men’s Basketball team for two years, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He went on to get his Masters of Arts in Coaching Sports Performance from Western Michigan University in 2013.
Originally from Manistique, Mich., Miller Resides in Durham, N.C., with his wife Jen.