Bryant & Stratton College today announced that Doug Miller has been named as the first head coach for the new Bryant & Stratton College soccer program in Rochester, New York with play set to begin in the fall of 2020.
Miller comes to Bryant & Stratton College with an impressive background. He played four years of college soccer at Loyola College (Maryland). Miller served as the team captain for the Greyhounds his junior and senior year. While at Loyola, Miller earned his degree in Communications and Public Relations.
In 1991, the Kansas City Comets of Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) selected Miller with the first pick in the MISL draft. He went on to play for the Baltimore Blast and the Harrisburg Heat. In March 1994 he was traded to the Cleveland Crunch, where he would win the 1994 and 1996 NPSL Championship.
In 1996 Miller was signed by the expansion Rochester Raging Rhinos of the A-League. He led the league in 1996 with 18 goals, finished second in points and garnered first team All Star recognition. In Fall 1996. Miller signed with the Buffalo Blizzard of the NPSL. He alternated between the outdoor Rhinos and the indoor Blizzard for the next several years. In 1997 the A-League merged with the USL to form the USL A-League.
That year, Miller led the league in both goals and points, earning first team All Star and league MVP honors. In Fall of 1998, he led the NPSL in scoring with 102 goals, earning first team All Star recognition. In 1999, the Rhinos went to the A-League championship but lost. They did win US Open Cup with Miller taking MVP honors.
After his playing career, Miller transitioned to coaching. He enjoyed a successful 2019 season with the Rochester Lancers M2 & NPSL teams into the playoffs. Miller secured playoff wins in both indoor and outdoor, but fell short on winning a championship this year. He has been coaching the Rochester Lancers for the past 3 years and will be taking the indoor Lancers back into M1 in 2020.
Miller also runs the Rochester Lancers Academy for Rochester youth soccer players. Doug has been coaching for the better part of 27 years. Educating, inspiring, mentoring and sharing his love for the game with his players. Miller has been coaching Rochester’s youth since 1996 and has his own soccer program and facility in Spencerport, NY.
Coach Miller will begin recruiting immediately for the inaugural 2020 season. The Bobcats will practice and play their games at Glacier Ridge Sports Park on West Ridge Road.