Ken Miller (gridiron football)

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Ken Miller
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Born: (1941-10-15) October 15, 1941 (age 79)
The Dalles, Oregon
Career information
Position(s) HC
Career history
As administrator
20102011 Saskatchewan Roughriders (VP of Football Operations)
As coach
1966 Dickinson State (Asst. coach)
1970–1976 Yucaipa High School (HC)
1977–1983 University of Redlands (OL coach)
1984–1987University of Redlands (HC)
1988–1993University of Redlands (OC)
1994University of Redlands (DC)
1995–2000University of Redlands (OC)
2002 Toronto Argonauts (QB coach)
20032005 Toronto Argonauts (OL coach)
2006 Toronto Argonauts (DL coach)
2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders (OC)
20082011 Saskatchewan Roughriders (HC)
2017–present Montreal Alouettes (Offensive Consultant)

Ken Miller (born October 15, 1941) is currently an offensive consultant for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. [1] He previously served in the league as head coach and vice president of football operations for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He served as the Roughriders head coach between 2008 and 2010, leading the team to appearances in the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010. Miller returned as head coach of the Roughriders on August 19, 2011, after the firing of Greg Marshall after a 1–7 start to the 2011 CFL season. [2] Miller was the club's offensive coordinator under head coach Kent Austin when they captured the 95th Grey Cup in 2007. He had previously served on the coaching staffs of the Toronto Argonauts, University of Redlands, Dickinson State, and Yucaipa High School.

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Coaching career

Miller started his coaching career in 1966 as a student assistant coach with Dickinson State. He spent the next three season coaching high school football in Oregon before becoming head coach at Yucaipa High School in 1970. He joined the University of Redlands as a part-time offensive line coach in 1977 and in 1984 he was promoted to the head coaching position. In 1988 Miller was demoted to offensive coordinator. In 1994, Miller switched to defensive coordinator. He moved back to the offensive side of the ball in 1995 and held the offensive coordinator position until his retirement after the 2000 football season. Miller was also the head baseball coach at Redlands from 1986 to 2000. As Redlands' baseball coach, Miller accumulated a 250–235–2 record and led the Bulldogs to a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in 1991. [3]

In 2002, Miller started his Canadian Football League coaching career when he became the Toronto Argonauts quarterbacks coach. From 20032005, Miller was the Argo's offensive line coach. In 2004, Miller's offensive line helped the Argonauts win the 92nd Grey Cup and Damon Allen win the league's Most Outstanding Player award. In 2006 Miller was moved to the defensive side of the ball where he handled the defensive line. [4]

In 2007, Miller was hired by former Argonauts assistant Kent Austin to become the offensive coordinator of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Miller's offensive, led by MOP Kerry Joseph scored the second most points in the CFL and led the Riders to victory in the 95th Grey Cup. After the season, Miller was promoted to head coach when Austin left after one season to become the offensive co-ordinator at the University of Mississippi. [5] On December 2, 2010, Ken Miller resigned as head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was originally to remain vice-president of football operations. [6] On August 19, 2011, Miller was reinstated as head coach after the firing of head coach Greg Marshall following the Saskatchewan Roughriders 1–7 start to the 2011 season. [7] Following the second last week of the 2011 CFL season Ken Miller announced that he will be stepping down as the team's head coach and vice-president of football operations. [8]

Head coaching record

College

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/playoffs
Redlands Bulldogs (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)(1984–1987)
1984 Redlands5–51–3–1 [n 1] T–4th
1985 Redlands4–63–2 [n 1] 3rd
1986 Redlands0–100–5 [n 1] 6th
1987 Redlands1–80–4–1 [n 1] 6th
Redlands:10–294–14–2
Total:10–29

CFL

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostResult
SSK 2008 1260.6672nd in West Division01Lost in Semi-Finals
SSK 2009 1071.5831st in West Division11Lost in Grey Cup
SSK 2010 1080.5552nd in West Division21Lost in Grey Cup
SSK 2011 460.4004th in West Division00Missed Playoffs
Total36271.5702 West Division
Championship
33

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 From 1984 to 1990, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) football schedule included multiple head-to-head meetings each season. In 1984 and 1985, each conference member played two other conference members twice. From 1986 to 1990, each conference member played one other conference member twice. A head-to-head sweep of the two games in one season counted as one win for the winner and one loss for the loser in the conference standings. A split of the two games counted as a tie for each team.

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References

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  2. http://tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=374113
  3. https://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=newser&func=display&nid=22795
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 30, 2008. Retrieved April 13, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2008/02/06/miller-roughriders-coach.html
  6. https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=343802
  7. https://www.tsn.ca/cfl/story/?id=374113
  8. https://www.cfl.ca/article/report-ken-miller-to-step-down-from-riders