Head Football Coach
James Miller enters his third year as Reinhardt University's Head Football Coach with a record of 21-3 and two consecutive Conference Championships while at the helm. He is currently coming off of a year in which he was named the Regional AFCA Coach of the Year. He was promoted to Head Coach following Reinhardt's 2016 Season after helping to lead the Eagles to a 13-1 record and finishing ranked 3rd nationally. Miller has been with Reinhardt since 2014. Prior to being named head coach, Miller served as the program's Recruiting Coordinator, in addition to being the assistant coach in charge of the offensive line.
As a collegiate player, Miller was a standout offensive lineman for Virginia Tech, playing in 46 games with 21 starts. The Hokies went to four straight bowl games and compiled a 36-16 record while Miller was on the team.
Miller started his coaching career at his high school alma mater, Ft. Lauderdale High School, where he was the program's running game coordinator in 2005. After three months as an assistant to the athletic director at University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Miller returned to Virginia Tech to complete his master's degree while working as a graduate assistant with the Hokies. His work with the offensive line helped the Hokies to the 2006 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the 2008 Orange Bowl, with VT winning the ACC title in 2007.
Miller went back to UNC Pembroke in 2008, where he was the defensive line coach through 2013. The team ranked in the Top 20 in NCAA Division II in scoring defense from 2008-10, with the defensive line recording 226 tackles for a loss and 106 sacks.
For one season, Miller was the running game coordinator and offensive line coach at Clark Atlanta University. The team averaged 208 yards per game running the ball in 2013, a 40-yard improvement over 2012.
James is married to Lauren Miller and has a 3 year old named Keegan. He is also expecting another little boy this coming year.