Coach John Miller was just following his heart’s passion and channeling his unbreakable spirit when in the early 1980s, he began to use basketball as a platform for developing young players and future leaders. Little could he have known that his two sons, Sean and Archie Miller, and their cousin, John Calipari, would grow up to lead historic basketball programs to national prominence. And over his career, he also inspired countless other young players, who would grow up to become doctors, lawyers, and prominent CEOs. At his retirement in 2005, Coach Miller’s record stood at 657-280 over his thirty-five-year career, making him one of the winningest coaches in high school basketball history.
Today, Coach Miller’s legacy extends from the tiny hamlet of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to some of the most famous sporting venues in America. He is a legend in the sport, praised by greats such as Kobe Bryant, Thad Matta, Bucky Waters, Jamie Dixon, and others.
Filled with original photos and behind-the-scenes stories, Miller Time is for every hardwood aficionado.
SubtitleThe Story of John Miller, a Small-Town Basketball Coach Who Inspired Dynasties
AuthorDavid A. Burhenn
Published6 March 2018
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
David A. Burhenn was born and raised in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. Fascinated with the overwhelming success of the Miller family in basketball and other pursuits, and especially after witnessing the positive effect that Coach John Miller had on his son and others, he decided to try to uncover the secret to the coach's success. Thus, his writing career began. Burhenn lives with his family in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. John Calipari is the head coach of men's basketball at the University of Kentucky. He led the Kentucky Wildcats to the 2012 national championship and has been to a total of six Final Fours in his career, including four in a five-year period. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky.