In only his second year directing Washington sprints, hurdles and relays, Dion Miller has already demonstrated a superior talent for working with young sprinters, as well as a unique ability to recruit on a national scale.
In hiring Miller, head coach Greg Metcalf ensured that his sprinters and hurdlers will understand exactly what is necessary to win, which is all the young coach has done, regardless of the level of competition.
In 2003, Miller directed Husky sprinters to seven of the UW's top-10 marks all-time, including four below the Pac-10 qualifying standards. His 2004 recruiting class, meanwhile, may be the most talented sprint class in Washington history, with three prep All-Americans and a bevy of talented J.C. transfers.
Miller came to Washington in the fall of 2002 from Texas Tech, where he built his alma mater's sprint corps into one of the nation's elite. In 2002 alone, Miller's athletes earned 13 All-America honors, and the Red Raiders' 4x100-meter relay team earned its first-ever Big 12 championship.
Prior to his employment at Texas Tech, Miller spent two years coaching at the high school level in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.
A 1998 graduate of Texas Tech with a degree in exercise science, Miller twice earned All-America honors and was a 13-time all-conference selection on the track for the Red Raiders.
The 28-year-old was an eight-time NCAA qualifier during his four-year career, and qualified for the 1996 Olympic Trials in both the 100m and 200m events.
Miller and his wife, Carol, have two children, daughter Alandrea and son Kameron.