ERNEST R. "ERNIE" MILLER (Deceased)
Inducted: May 2, 1982 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: February 27, 1914 in Athens, WI
High School Attended: East Chicago Washington Graduated: 1933
High School Honors: Valedictorian 1933; National Honor Society 3 years; played varsity football; All-State Tackle 1932; captain 1932; State Champions 1932; President of Senior Class.
College Attended: Wabash College Graduated: 1937
College Honors: Blue Key; Sphinx Club; All-State Guard 1935-1936.
Professional Background: Scout for Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cleveland Browns.
Coaching Experience: Coached 20 years at East Chicago Roosevelt HS 1937-1957 with record of 142-39-7; had a winning percentage of .755; after first 4 years, never again had a losing season.
Coaching Honors: 6 undefeated, untied seasons ( 3 years were consecutive); 5 additional seasons with just 1 loss; 6 mythical State Championships 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1957; 10 Conference Championships or Co-Championships; won every Northern Indiana High School Conference Play-off game played; won 31 games in a row and went 34 games without a loss between 1944 and 1948.
Outstanding Players Coached: Coached 34 different players to first team All-State honors in the line during last 15 seasons coaching; a number of other players were awarded second team and honorable mention honors.
Family: Wife, Sophie; children, Ernest H. (deceased), James B., and Richard A. Miller.
Coach Miller passed away June 28, 2000.