OLIVET, Mich. – Megan Miller has been named head volleyball coach at Olivet College, according to an announcement by Athletic Director Heather Bateman.
"I just want to thank Heather Bateman and the Olivet administration for giving me this opportunity to coach," said Miller. "I'm excited to continue the work that the former staff had begun in building a great competitive program here."
Miller comes to Olivet after serving as the varsity volleyball coach at Pewamo-Westphalia High School (PWHS) for the last six years. At PWHS, she oversaw all aspects of the program, including budgeting, fundraising, scheduling of tournaments and developing practice plans. In her six years, Miller led the Pirates to a 228-86-38 record and was ranked as high as fifth in the state. Overall, she coached 11 All-State players. Miller's other coaching experience has been head coach of the Spartan Juniors (premier 16 and under national team), assistant coach for the Michigan State club team and junior varsity coach at Lansing Christian High School.
In addition, Miller serves as a history teacher at Bridgman High School. She has also taught history and communications at Berkley High School and been a substitute teacher at Portland High School, Pewamo-Westphalia Junior High School and Bath High School.
Miller earned a bachelor's degree in interpersonal & organizational communications and Bible theology from Great Lakes Christian College (GLCC) in 2009 and teacher's certificate from Cornerstone University in 2010. At GLCC, she was a four-year starter on the volleyball team as an outside hitter for three years and setter for one year. Miller was a three-year captain and earned collegiate All-American honors.
"Megan's enthusiasm and passion for volleyball was very evident during the hiring process," said Bateman. "I feel with the returning players we have, the recruits that our former staff has committed and the recruits Megan will be bringing in, Comet volleyball is definitely heading in the right direction."