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Dion Miller
Dion Miller

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
10th Season

Alma Mater:
Texas Tech '98


05/30/2014

Tech Qualifies Three to Eugene Friday at NCAA West Prelims

Adkins, Duffield and White secure NCAA Championship bids

03/09/2014

Osaghae Crowned World Champion

Former Red Raider Omo Osaghae wins gold at IAAF World Indoor Championships Sunday

02/18/2014

Texas Tech Announces Addition of Two T&F Athletes

No. 17 Red Raiders add Iowa Central CC's Chris Caldwell, No. 17 Lady Raiders sign Kami North (Albany, Texas)

02/14/2014

Tech Turns in Productive Opening Day at Tyson

Red Raiders and Lady Raiders combine for 15 season-best marks

12/16/2013

Miller to Speak at USTFCCCA Convention

Tech Associate Head Coach Dion Miller to speak on hurdles/sprints

05/02/2013

T&F: Big 12 Outdoors Preview

T&F: Big 12 Outdoors Preview

04/25/2013

Track: Red Raider Open Recap

Cierra White breaks school record in 100M

04/24/2013

Track: Red Raider Open Preview

Wes Kittley previews Texas Tech's Thursday's final home meet of the season

01/16/2013

Katie Grimes: Go Big or Go Home

Katie Grimes starts Indoor Season with school record in 55M Hurdles

01/11/2013

Track Preps for Indoor Season

Track and Field Teams open Indoor Season at Texas Tech Open

Sprints | Hurdles | Relays


Dion Miller enters his 10th season as a member of the Texas Tech track and field staff. He was named to the Associate Head Coach position Aug. 13, 2012.

Throughout his tenure at Texas Tech, Miller has emerged as one of the top sprints and hurdles coach in the country producing four national champions two Olympic Medalists and over 100 All-Americans.

Perhaps most notably, Texas Tech has emerged as one of the top hurdle programs in the nation. The Red Raiders have had 21 national scorers in the hurdles events (60mH, 100mH, 110mH, and 400mH) since 2005 which ranks third among all NCAA programs.

In 2013, Miller's sprints and hurdles group took home 13 All-America honors between the indoor and outdoor season. Miller's group was highlighted by the continued progression of sophomore sprinter Cierra White who won the Big 12 100-meter dash while breaking school records in both the 100-meter and 200-meters along the way. White ran a leg on the All-America First Team 4x400 relay at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships before earning Frist Team All-America honors in the 100-meter dash at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Meanwhile, senior Katie Grimes capped off her stellar career as the school record holder in the outdoor 100-meter hurdles as well as the indoor 60-meter hurdles and 55-meter hurdles. Grimes earned First Team All-America honors in the indoor 60-meter hurdles.

Miller has produced at least one first team All-American in the hurdles in seven straight years since his return to Texas Tech in 2007. That streak includes Tech greats Omo Osaghae (currently with Adidas), Shane Brathwaite (2012 Barbados Olympian), Jamele Mason (2012 Puerto Rico Olympian) and Bryce Brown.

In 2013, Miller guided Cierra White, Isaiah Gill, Katie Grimes and the women's 4x400 relay to first team All-America status. Meanwhile, White was crowned the Big 12 Champion in the 100-meter dash.

Grimes concluded her stellar senior campaign finishing sixth overall in the women's 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships. White finished sixth overall at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100-meter dash after breaking the school record in both the 100m and 200m earlier in the season. White recorded three wind-legal times of under 23-seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Miller was named the 2013 Mountain Region Women's Assistant of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for his efforts with White, Grimes and the Tech relay squads.

In 2012 he coached 14 All-Americans while the women's 4x100 relay team broke a seven-year school record with a time of 45.53. Meanwhile he also trained hurdles Jamele Mason and Shane Brathwaite who both qualified for the 2012 London Olympics. Mason was the 2012 NCAA runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles with a school record time of 48.89.

The 2011 season added more honors to Miller's resume. Omo Osaghae was runner-up in the 60M hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships and Big 12 Indoor Championships. Osaghae set the school record in the 60M hurdles and continued Tech's streak of yearly hurdle All-America. The men's 4x400M earned All-America status for the second-straight season. Bryce Brown won the Big 12 Championships in the 400M hurdles and was named All-American along with Jamele Mason. Miller was named Mountain Regional Assistant Coach of the Year for the outdoor season. Four men hurdlers and LaToy Williams (400M) competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships under Miller.

The sprints and hurdles group reached new expectations during the 2010 seasons. Conference championships came in the 600Y by LaToy Williams and Bryce Brown in the 400M hurdles. A total of 21 All-American honors were collected under Miller's tutelage with the women's 4x100M relay earning the program's first All-American honor. Brown (400M hurdles), Jamele Mason (400M hurdles) and Omo Osaghae 60M hurdles) added three All-American honors to the rich history of Texas Tech hurdlers.

The success of the sprints and hurdles group has continued to grow at Texas Tech under Miller, who was named the 2009 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Mountain Regional Coach of the Year for the second-straight year. Gil Roberts and Omo Osaghae took home two Big 12 titles and three All-American honors between the two under Miller. Roberts won the indoor and outdoor 400M conference titles and finished as the runner-up at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The indoor and outdoor 4x400m relays earned All-American status and bring back a majority of the runners from both squads.

Sandra Iwunze won her second-straight conference 400M hurdles title. School records were set in the men's and women's 55M hurdles, men's 60M hurdles, 110M hurdles, 100M hurdles, men's indoor and outdoor 400M, women's 60M dash were all set under Miller's watch.

Miller has immediately left his mark on the program in his return. He was named the 2008 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track & Field Mountain Region men's assistant coach of the year as well as the 2008 NCAA Division I Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Mountain Region men's assistant coach of the year.

In his first season back, he heralded six outdoor All-American honors and five school records were broken in the sprints (55M H, 60M H, 60M, 100M H, 400M H). On the men's side he coached five student-athletes to All-American status including Tim Foster (4x400M), Shawon Harris (60M hurdles, 110M hurdles, 4x400M), Rodney Mims (4x400M), Omo Osaghee (110M hurdles), and Gil Roberts (4x400M), four Big 12 champions, and one NCAA West Regional. He guided Sandra Iwunze to the Big 12 Championship in the 400M hurdles, the first in Tech history, and school records in the 100M hurdles and 400M hurdles.

Before leaving Texas Tech to venture out west, Miller built Tech's sprinters' program into one of the premier groups in the nation. During the 2002 season, he coached nine student-athletes to All-American honors, namely Ivory McCann, Albert Booker and Jonathan Johnson, while the men's 4x100m relay team captured its first Big 12 championship title.

In the 2001 season, Miller's sprinters shined both in the indoor and outdoor seasons. Throughout both seasons, seven school records were set including two Big 12 champions.

During his time at Texas Tech, Coach Miller has coached 28 All-Americans and led 17 student-athletes to elite status of Big 12 champions.

Coach Miller built on his great success at Texas Tech as he helped assemble the Arizona State track team into a Pac-10 powerhouse. While at ASU, he helped lead the ASU women to numerous championships including their first Pac-10 team championship in the history of the program in 2007 as well as the 2007 women's NCAA Indoor and Outdoor team championships. During his tenure at ASU, he worked with Jacquelyn Johnson, who picked up four multi-event NCAA titles and All-American honors as well as leading four other student-athletes to All-American honors with LaTosha Wallace topping the list.

Prior to taking on the reins at Arizona State, Miller served a short term as the sprinters coach at University of Washington. During this time, he guided the first 4x400m relay to advance to a NCAA championship appearance since 1998.

In 2008 Coach Miller also coached 2008 Olympic 4x400 Silver medalist Andrae Williams of the Bahamas and Indoor 2008 World Champion 4x400m Gold Medalist Greg Nixon of the United States.

Miller earned his degree in exercise and sport science from Texas Tech University in 1998 where he was an All-American. He also captured 13 all-conference honors for the Red Raiders. An eight-time NCAA qualifier for TTU, Miller also qualified for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 1996 in both the 100m and 200m events.

Miller and his wife, Carol, reside in Lubbock with their children, Alandrea, Kameron and Dionna.

Professional

Andrae Williams - 2008 Beijing Olympic Silver Medalist 4x400M

Greg Nixon - 2008 Olympic Trials 7th place in 400M

2007 USA Indoor 400M Champion

2007 Pan Am Games 4x400M Silver Medalist

LaTosha Wallace - 2008 Olympic Trials 6th place in 400M hurdles

2007 North American, Central American, Caribbean

Assoc. Gold Medalist in the 400M hurdles and 4x400M
2007 USATF Outdoor National Championships
6th place in the 400M hurdles

NCAA Champions (4)
Jacquelyn Johnson - 2007 Heptathlon
Jacquelyn Johnson - 2007 Pentathlon
Jacquelyn Johnson - 2006 Heptathlon
Jacquelyn Johnson - 2006 Pentathlon

All-Americans (96)

Shane Brathwaite - 110MH (outdoor 2012)
Shane Brathwaite - 4x100M (outdoor 2012)
Jamele Mason - 400MH (outdoor 2012)
Ben McRoy 4x100M (outdoor 2012)
Gil Roberts 400m (outdoor 2012)
Gil Roberts 4x100M (outdoor 2012)
Erica Alexander 4x100M (outdoor 2012)
Erica Alexander 4x400M (outdoor 2012)
Taylor Evans - 200M (outdoor 2012)
Taylor Evans 4x100M (outdoor 2012)
Taylor Evans - 4x400M (outdoor 2012)
Katie Grimes 100MH (outdoor 2012)
Candace Jackson - 4x100M (outdoor 2012)
Candace Jackson - 4x400M (outdoor 2012)
Cierra White - 200M (outdoor 2012)
Erica Alexander - 4x400M (indoor 2012)
Taylor Evans - 4x400M (indoor 2012)
Candace Jackson - 4x400M (indoor 2012)
Olivia Lewis - 4x400M (indoor 2012)
Katie Grimes - 60M Hurdles (indoor 2012)
Erica Alexander - 4x100M (outdoor, 2011)
Erica Alexander - 4x400M (outdoor, 2011)
Taylor Evans - 4x100M (outdoor, 2011)
Taylor Evans - 4x400M (outdoor, 2011)
Tara Thomas - 4x100M (outdoor, 2011)
Kelsey Lloyd - 4x400M (outdoor, 2011)
Erica Alexander - Distance Medley Relay (indoor, 2011)
Jamele Mason - 400M Hurdles, (outdoor, 2011)
Jamele Mason - 4x400M, (outdoor, 2011)
Gil Roberts - 400M, (outdoor, 2011)
Gil Roberts - 4x400M, (outdoor, 2011)
Shane Brathwaite - 4x400M (outdoor, 2011)
Bryce Brown - 400M Hurdles (outdoor, 2011)
Omo Osaghae - 110M Hurdles (outdoor, 2011)
LaToy Williams - 4x400M (outdoor, 2011)
Shane Brathwaite - 110M Hurdles (outdoor, 2011)
Bryce Brown - 60M Hurdles (indoor, 2011)
Erica Alexander - 4x100M (outdoor, 2010)
Erica Alexander - 4x400M (outdoor, 2010)
Erica Alexander - 4x400M (indoor, 2010)
Trudeann Clarke - 4x400M (outdoor, 2010)
Trudeann Clarke - Distance Medley Relay (indoor, 2010)
Trudeann Clarke - 4x400M (indoor, 2010)
Taylor Evans - 4x100M (outdoor, 2010)
Taylor Evans - 4x400M (outdoor, 2010)
Taylor Evans - 4x400M (indoor, 2010)
Terra Evans - 100M (outdoor, 2010)
Terra Evans - 200M (outdoor, 2010)
Terra Evans - 4x100M (indoor, 2010)
Candace Jackson - 4x100M (outdoor, 2010)
Candace Jackson - 4x400M (outdoor, 2010)
Candace Jackson - 4x400M (indoor, 2010)
Omo Osaghae - 60M Hurdles (indoor, 2010)
Bryce Brown - 400M Hurdles (outdoor, 2010)
Bryce Brown - 4x400M (indoor, 2010)
Jamaal Butler - 4x400M (indoor, 2010)
Jansen Hyde - 110M Hurdles (outdoor, 2010)
Jamele Mason - 400M Hurdles (outdoor, 2010)
LaToy Williams - 400M (outdoor, 2010)
Rodney Mims - 4x400M, (outdoor, 2009)
Lamont Adams - 4x400M, (outdoor, 2009)
Brandon Washington - 4x400M, (outdoor, 2009)
Tim Foster - 4x400M, (outdoor, 2009)
Gil Roberts - 4x400M, (indoor, 2009)
Markus Henderson - 4x400M, (indoor, 2009)
Tim Foster - 4x400M, (indoor, 2009)
Rodney Mims - 4x400M, (indoor, 2009)
Gil Roberts - 400M, (indoor, 2009)
Omo Osaghae - 60M Hurdles, (indoor, 2009)
Shawon Harris - 110M Hurdles, (outdoor, 2008)
Shawon Harris - 4x400M, (outdoor, 2008)
Tim Foster - 4x400M (outdoor, 2008)
Rodney Mims - 4x400M (outdoor, 2008)
Gil Roberts - 4x400M (outdoor, 2008)
Shawon Harris - 60M hurdles, (indoor, 2008)
Julianne Kennedy - pentathlon (2008)
Jordan Durham - 4x400M (outdoor, 2007)
Shauntel Elcock - 4x400M (outdoor, 2007)
Jacquelyn Johnson - Heptathlon (2007)
Jacquelyn Johnson - Pentathlon (2007)
LaTosha Wallace - 400M hurdles (2007)
LaTosha Wallace - 4x400M (outdoor, 2007)
Bridgette Williams - 4x400M (outdoor, 2007)
Jacquelyn Johnson - Heptathlon (2006)
Jacquelyn Johnson - Pentathlon (2006)
Jonathan Johnson - 4x400M (outdoor, 2002)
Albert Booker - 4x400M (outdoor, 2002)
Ivory McCann - 4x400M (outdoor, 2002)
Licretia Silbey - 400M (outdoor, 2002)
Jonathan Johnson - 4x400M (indoor, 2002)
Julieon Raeburn - 4x400M (outdoor, 2002)
Ivory McCann - 4x400M (indoor, 2002)
Albert Booker - 4x400M (indoor, 2002)
Julieon Raeburn - 4x400M (indoor, 2002)
Licretia Silbey - 4x400M (indoor, 2002)
Rachelle Evans - 4x400M (indoor, 2002)

Conference Champions (41)
Omo Osaghae - 110M hurdles (Big 12 outdoor, 2011)
Bryce Brown - 400M Hurdles (Big 12 outdoor, 2011)
Gil Roberts - 400M (Big 12 indoor, 2011)
Bryce Brown - 400M Hurdles (Big 12 Outdoor, 2010)
Taylor Evans - Distance Medley Relay (Big 12 Indoor, 2010)
Gil Roberts - 400M (Big 12 outdoor 2009)
Omo Osaghae - 110M hurdles (Big 12 outdoor 2009)
Sandra Iwunze - 400M hurdles (Big 12 outdoor 2009)
Gil Roberts - 400M (Big 12 indoor 2009)
Omo Osaghae - 60M hurdles (Big 12 indoor 2009)
Shawon Harris - 110M hurdles (Big 12 outdoor 2008)
Sandra Iwunze -400M hurdles (Big 12 outdoor 2008)
Shawon Harris - 60M hurdles (Big 12 indoor 2008)
Julius Walker - 60M (Big 12 Indoor 2008)
Julianne Kennedy - Heptathlon (Big 12 2008)
Jacquelyn Johnson - Heptathlon (Pac 10 2007)
LaTosha Wallace - 400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2007)
Jordan Durham - 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2007)
Shauntel Elcock - 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2007)
LaTosha Wallace - 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2007)
Bridgette Williams 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2007)
Shauntel Elcock - 4x400M (MPSF indoor 2007)
LaTosha Wallace- 4x400M (MPSF indoor 2007)
Bridgette Williams - 4x400M (MPSF indoor 2007)
Jacquelyn Johnson - 4x400M (MPSF indoor 2007)
LaTashoa Wallace - 400M (MPSF indoor 2007)
Jacquelyn Johnson- Pentathlon (MPSF 2007)
Jacquelyn Johnson- Heptathlon (Pac 10 2006)
Porchea Carroll - 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2006)
Christina Hardeman - 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2006)
Cassanra Reed - 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2006)
Kandace Tucker - 4x400M (Pac 10 outdoor 2006)
Jacquelyn Johnson- Pentahlon (MPSF 2006)
Christina Hardeman - 400M (MPSF indoor 2006)
Albert Booker - 4x100M (Big 12 outdoor 2002)
Carlos Francis - 4x100M (Big 12 outdoor 2002)
Julieon Raeburn - 4x100M (Big 12 outdoor 2002)
Ivory McCann - 4x100M (Big 12 outdoor 2002)
Tiffany Green - 200M (Big 12 outdoor 2002)
Tiffany Green - 100M (Big 12 outdoor 2001)
Tiffany Green - 200M (Big 12 outdoor 2001)

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