CLASS OF 1986
Curt Miller graduated from Girard High School in 1986 and participated in track and basketball. Miller graduated as the school record holder in multiple sprint relays. He also broke the individual 200 meter record previously held for six years by his brother Craig. However, his first love was for basketball throughout high school. He was the starting point guard during his senior year and helped GHS reach the western semifinals in the state playoffs. At the time, this state playoff run equaled the furthest advancement by a Girard High School team. He was fortunate to play for some great coaches, including Hive of Fame members Larry Seneta and Dick Holliday. They played an influential role in his aspiration to become a coach. Miller went on to attend Baldwin Wallace College and graduated in 1990. During college, he worked several years with the Girard boys basketball team throughout his term breaks.
Miller was hired in March of 2012 as the head women’s basketball coach at Indiana University. In his first season, he has led IU to its most wins in three years and the program’s most non-conference wins in six years.
Miller arrived in Indiana from Bowling Green State University, where he was head coach for 11 seasons and compiled and overall record of 258-93 (.737). Miller earned Mid-American Conference (MAC) Coach of the Year honors a league-record six times and was named WBCA Region 4 Coach of the Year four times, making him a four-time National Coach of the Year finalist. Prior to the 2012-13 season, Miller’s .737 winning percentage ranked as the 13th best among all active NCAA Division I head women’s basketball coaches.
At BGSU, Miller’s Falcons won at least a share of a MAC division title in each of the last eight years, including seven outright MAC titles and making postseason appearances in all of those seasons, including five NCAA Tournament bids. During the 2006-07 campaign, Bowling Green won a MAC-record 31 games and the Falcons defeated Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt in the NCAA Tournament to become the first-ever MAC women’s team to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the national tournament.
Prior to his time at Bowling Green, Miller was the associate head coach at Colorado State University, helping CSU to an 81-20 (.802) overall record during his three seasons there. Before his time in Colorado, Miller spent four years as an assistant coach at Syracuse University after serving as an assistant at Cleveland State University. He began his collegiate coaching career as a volunteer graduate assistant at Kent State University.
Individual (click on name to see inductee’s biography):
CDR D. Alan Kuntz, USN (Ret)
LT COL Bonnie Roney Lowe, US Army
Lori Miller, Fire Chief (Ret)
CAPT Erika Sauer, Commanding Officer, USN
Harry L. Joslin