Miller Named Region Assistant of the Year
Dion Miller was named Monday the USTFCCCA Mountain Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year.
June 4, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech's Dion Miller was named the Mountain Region Women's Assistant Coach of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Monday.
The announcement comes as the Lady Raiders prepare for the NCAA Outdoor Championships scheduled for June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore. The USTFCCCA regional awards were voted on by track and field coaches around the country.
"It's rewarding to be recognized by your peers with an honor as such," Miller said. "There are certainly other coaches that are worthy of the honor. The women's sprints/hurdles group worked hard all year, and I'm very proud of them."
It marks the third time since 2009 Miller has been named the Mountain Region Assistant of the Year.
Miller was pivotal in the development of stellar sophomore sprinter Cierra White who qualified for the 2013 NCAA Championships in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash along with both the women's 4x100 and 400-meter relays. White is just the third Lady Raider in more than 14 years to qualify in both the 100m and 200m during the same season. She also won the Big 12 100m Championship in May and broke school records in both events.
Senior Katie Grimes qualified for her second consecutive NCAA Outdoor Championship meet in the 100-meter hurdles, and enters the meet with the top-6 wind legal times in school history in the event.
Miller also oversaw both the Lady Raider relays which will look to earn All-America status together for the fourth consecutive season this week.
Also under the guidance of Miller, sophomore newcomer Christen Rivers qualified for the NCAA Championship meet in the 400-meter dash.
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