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Doug Miller steps down as Blue Devils’ coach

March 23, 2012

O-N-E file photo by Cody Dalton

Doug Miller resigned Friday as the Maiden boys basketball coach.

Miller, who spent four seasons as Blue Devils coach, went 19-75 during his tenure, including a 9-15 record and a playoff appearance this season.

“When the season was over, stepping down was something my wife and I talked about,” Miller said. “I wanted to give it a month or two to see where I wanted to go with it, but I didn’t want to leave the school hanging. I didn’t want to drop off in the summer and have them scrambling for a coach.”

Originally expected to coach the JV program in 2008, Miller replaced varsity coach Garry Robinson, who resigned before the season.

Miller’s most successful seasons came from 2010-12. During that time, his teams went 18-31, including a playoff appearance — Maiden’s first berth in boys basketball since 2004-05.

“The past two years, we’ve had pretty good seasons,” Miller said. “This year, making the playoffs was a huge goal of ours. We hadn’t in several years. That was big for us. It’s a tribute to the kids and the work they put in.” 

Maiden will now search for a new coach, considering in-house candidates first.

The hire will be the fourth boys basketball coach at Maiden since 1984, joining Miller, Robinson and Frank Snider.

Miller's coaching record
2008-09: 0-21
2009-10: 1-23
2010-11: 9-16
2011-12: 9-15**

**Playoff appearance

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