JIM MILLER (Deceased)
Inducted: July 15, 1994 in Elkhart, IN
High School Attended: Mishawaka, IN Graduated: 1942
High School Honors: All-Twin City fullback 1941; co-captain of baseball team 1942.
College Attended: Ball State University Graduated: 1950
College Honors: Entered college after 3 years in Marine Corps; only played one year of football because of an injured knee.
Coaching Experience: Coached 21 years at Mishawaka - 4 years with junior high, 5 years with freshmen team, 4 years assistant varsity working with defensive backs, and 8 years varsity head coach, with a record of 66-16; retired from coaching in 1984.
Coaching Honors: All-Area Coach of the Year 1984; Indiana Football Coaches Association District 2 Coach of the Year 1977 and 1980; WSBT All-Metro Coach of the Year 1980; BK Club Coach of the Year, All-Area 1977; M.R. Falcons Coach of the Year 1977.
Outstanding Players Coached: John Roggeman, Indiana; Jim Aldrich and John Coppens, Illinois State; Steve Weaver, Navy; Tony Moshak, Rose Hulman, Rob Roggeman, West Point; Dirk Sloan, Western Kentucky; Dennis Teagarden, Indiana State; John Danaher, Montana; and, Joe Schrader, St. Joseph College.
Family: A widower; son, Mark, the high school coach and athletic director at Rochester.
Coach Miller passed away May 21, 2004.