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Miller Added to Wildcats’ Baseball Coaching Staff

by | Sep 21, 2022 | Local, News, Sports

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Todd Miller is stepping into the Davidson dugout and joining the Wildcats coaching staff, head coach Rucker Taylor announced Tuesday.

Most recently an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Tennessee Tech, Miller will serve as assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for position players.

“We’re happy Todd and his family are joining us,” said Taylor. “He has a long track record of offensive and team success and is a hard worker with ties to a lot of different areas of baseball. I believe he will add a lot to our program, and our guys will enjoy being around him. I think he is a great personality fit with our team, and his family will be a great addition to the Davidson community.”  

A 16-year coaching veteran, Miller is a 2006 graduate of Hanover College, where was an all-conference baseball and football player and later coached.

“I’d like to thank Coach Taylor for the opportunity to come to Davidson,” said Miller. “Davidson offers a world-class education with an excellent baseball tradition. I’m excited for the opportunity to help build on the successes the baseball program has had and looking forward to helping take it to new heights.” 

Last year, Miller was part of a Tennessee Tech team that knocked off No. 1 Tennessee, won 30 games and hit 114 home runs, the second-most in a season in program history.

Prior to Tennessee Tech, Miller spent considerable time coaching at the NCAA Division II level, including three years at Tusculum and four-year stints at Belmont-Abbey and Catawba.

Miller began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Bluffton University in 2006 and later served as interim head coach. It was for his leadership in this role that he received the 2010 NCAA Award of Inspiration for leading the team during a period of unprecedented challenges. Also while at Bluffton, he completed his master’s degree in business administration.

At Catawba from 2011-14, Miller helped the Indians win 161 games, three South Atlantic Conference titles and make three NCAA Tournament berths. In 2012, the Indians finished No. 4 in the nation and reached the NCAA Division II College World Series. While in Salisbury, Miller worked with six MLB draft picks and one National Pitcher of the Year.

Miller spent the next four seasons at Belmont-Abbey, where he helped the Crusaders to 141 wins and their best four-year run. The highlight came in 2018, when Belmont-Abbey went 40-14, climbed to second in the nation and reached the final of the NCAA Southeast Regional. That club included six all-conference selections, three all-region performers and Conference Carolinas Player of the Year Luke Cureton. All-region pick Matt McGarry, a second baseman, was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 34th round, and Miller also worked with Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team pick Thomas Yoder.

At Tusculum, Miller helped develop one MLB draft pick, three All-Americans and one MLB free agent signing. The 2021 Pioneers won 30 games and finished second in the SAC, behind only eventual national champion Wingate. Tusculum climbed to No. 7 in the nation and finished third in the country in hit-by-pitches, fifth in walks, sixth in on-base percentage, eighth in runs per game and in the top 15 in sacrifice flies, runs scored and stolen bases.

In addition to his college coaching duties, Miller has worked in other capacities in the game, including with the Indiana Bulls player development organization, the High Point-Thomasville HiToms of the Coastal Plain League and as an instructor at Duke University camps.

Miller and his wife, Leigh, have a daughter, Madeline, and two sons, Brooks and Boone.

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