Steve Miller, USTFCCCA Class of 2005
Steve Miller’s impressive coaching career has seen him serve as head coach of both California Polytechnic State University (1976-81) and Kansas State University (1981-87), where he later served as Athletic Director from 1988-92.
A track star in college, Miller achieved a bachelor’s degree in English literature and physical education from Bradley University. He later earned a master’s degree in science, physical education, and biomechanical analysis from Cal Poly.
At Cal Poly, Miller led the Mustang track & field teams to five NCAA Division II national championship titles (three in track & field and two in cross country), and eight California Collegiate Athletic Association titles (four track & field and four in cross country).
Miller was named the NCAA National Coach of the Year five times during his illustrious coaching career and coached such greats as Olympian Bart Williams and multiple NCAA distance title winner Jim Schankel.
Miller left his post as Athletic Director at Kansas State to work for Nike, beginning a nine-year career with the company that saw him hold numerous positions, including director of athletics, director of U.S. sports marketing, director of sports marketing for the Asia Pacific region, and director of NCAA sports marketing. He retired from Nike as director of global sports marketing relations in September 2000.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors of numerous organizations including the Pro Bowlers Association, the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, the Oregon Sports Authority, the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon, PowerPlate International, and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.
Miller was the President and CEO of the Professional Bowlers Association until the fall of 2005. He is currently a faculty member at the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon.