SPRING ARBOR, MI – Former Taylor University assistant Coach Nathan Miller has been named Head Men's Soccer coach at Spring Arbor University, the Department of Athletics announced on Monday. He is the 13th Head Men's soccer coach in SAU history.
"We are very excited to add Nate Miller to the SAU coaching staff," said University Athletic Director, Ryan Cottingham. "He is an up-and-coming coach that has been sought after by a number of institutions. Nate is very passionate about soccer as well as mentoring and influencing the lives of young men for the Kingdom. Nate and his wife Darcy will be an outstanding addition not only to the university but the entire Spring Arbor community."
Miller helped turn around Taylor's soccer program from 14-23-1 in the two years prior to his arrival, to a three year record of 40-19-2, including 2011's season where the Trojans were 19-2-1 and ranked 17th in the NAIA.
A Taylor University graduate, Miller was a four year starting midfielder from 2004-2008. He was selected to the Mid-Central Conference (MCC) All-Conference team in 2005 and 2006 and to the All-Region team in 2007. After college, Miller played central midfield for the Vikings AA semi-professional soccer league in Chicago, IL.
While the assistant at Taylor, Miller also coached the U16 Boys gold team guiding them from a 50th ranking in Indiana to a current ranking of 5th while recently completing a 20 game undefeated streak.
"I am absolutely thrilled to lead the Spring Arbor soccer program," said Miller. "I am extremely honored to be given this opportunity to represent such a great institution. I look forward to tirelessly pursuing excellence both on and off the field."
Miller possesses the NSCAA National, Advanced National, and premier Coaching Diploma's and has a sincere passion and love for the game of soccer. His knowledge of the game is a solid foundation to the job, and his desire to lead young men toward a common goal as it fits into the Spring Arbor community bodes well for Miller.
Outside of his coaching experience, Miller worked as a Financial Planner for Balasa, Dinverno, and Foltz Private Wealth Management firm in Itasca, IL.
Miller and his wife, Darcy have begun the process of relocating to the Spring Arbor, MI area.