By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 10/31/12
Former Strath Haven assistant Mike Miller has been named head boys’ lacrosse coach at Marple Newtown.
Miller, a West Chester East graduate, spent seven years at Strath Haven, which went to the post-season each of those seasons. He takes over a program that showed improvement the past two years under Dave Jones (consecutive 6-12 seasons).
Miller is excited about the challenge of a head coaching job in the powerful Central League.
“It’s excitging to be able to coach arguably in one of the best public school leagues in the country,” said Miller. “It’s been a goal of mine to be a head coach and I think Marple has always had (good) athletes.
“They have a strong youth program and , nice facilities as good turf field and a great weight room.”
Miller, who helped Penn State win three national club championships, said his goal for this year is to “re-establish the Marple Newtown program through a strong work ethic.
“Our goals for the year are to focus on us and to play hard for each other and develop tough lacrosse players,” he said. “Our goals for the long term are to build consistency and develop a first class program.”
Miller thanked Marple Newtown for giving him the chance to become a head coach. He also thanked former Strath Havcen coach David Waldman.
“I myself am a hard worker and I believe in hard work, determination and sportmanship,” Miller said. “I want players to work just as hard in the classroom. We’ll measure success by how hard we work and how hard we play.”
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