JIM MILLER  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 15, 1994 in Elkhart, IN
Date of Birth:  January 26, 1924 in South Bend, IN

High School Attended:  Mishawaka, IN         Graduated:  1942

High School Honors:  All-Twin City fullback 1941; co-captain of baseball team 1942.

College Attended:  Ball State University       Graduated:  1950

College Honors:  Entered college after 3 years in Marine Corps; only played one year of football because of an injured knee.

Coaching Experience:  Coached 21 years at Mishawaka - 4 years with junior high, 5 years with freshmen team, 4 years assistant varsity working with defensive backs, and 8 years varsity head coach, with a record of 66-16; retired from coaching in 1984.

Coaching Honors:  All-Area Coach of the Year 1984; Indiana Football Coaches Association District 2 Coach of the Year 1977 and 1980; WSBT All-Metro Coach of the Year 1980; BK Club Coach of the Year, All-Area 1977; M.R. Falcons Coach of the Year 1977.

Outstanding Players Coached:  John Roggeman, Indiana; Jim Aldrich and John Coppens, Illinois State; Steve Weaver, Navy; Tony Moshak, Rose Hulman, Rob Roggeman, West Point; Dirk Sloan, Western Kentucky; Dennis Teagarden, Indiana State; John Danaher, Montana; and, Joe Schrader, St. Joseph College.

Family:  A widower; son, Mark, the high school coach and athletic director at Rochester.

Coach Miller passed away May 21, 2004.