Gary Miller enters his second season as an Assistant Coach for Western Texas College after arriving from Sam Houston State University where he served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the previous three seasons. He works primarily with the hitters and outfielders in addition to recruiting players for WTC.
At Sam Houston State University he worked primarily with the hitters and infielders while handling camps and operational duties as well.
Coach Miller, a Texas City, Texas native, played a key role in helping the Bearkats produce back-to-back 40-win seasons for the first time in Division I program history. In 2017, Sam Houston reached new heights, capturing the NCAA Lubbock Regional championship and the first-ever trip to the NCAA Super Regionals with a visit to Tallahassee.
In Coach Miller’s three years at Sam Houston, nine Sam Houston players were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. The three players drafted in 2017 included Bryce Johnson who went in the sixth round to the San Francisco Giants.
Coach Miller’s passion for baseball reaches back more than 30 years. His understanding of the various hitting and infield techniques and his ability to effectively communicate with players of all ages and ability levels leads to a high success rate in those who train hard. His knowledge and ongoing research in biomechanics, mental/emotional training and “vision mechanics” is outstanding and has produced proven results.
Coach Miller has been married to his wife Elizabeth for over 30 years and together they have 3 wonderful children: Lauren Miller Thrash, Macie Miller and Garrett Miller.