The Wilson College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the appointment of Wade Miller as head men and women’s cross country coach. He will immediately assume the day to day operations of the cross country program, as well as continue to recruit for the 2014 fall season.
“I am very excited to take over the cross country program at Wilson College”, said Miller. “I look forward to helping establish a grand tradition rooted in both academic and athletic excellence. My goal is to create a positive environment focused on student-athlete development that will give way to both success in the classroom and competiveness at the conference level and beyond.”
Previously, Miller was a volunteer assistant track and field coach at North Hagerstown High School, where he prescribed workouts and weight training regimens to improve athlete performance, oversaw practices and fulfilled management processes. While at Hagerstown High School, Miller also coached two indoor state champions in the 800 meter and the pole vault. Prior to this position, he served as the assistant director of the Washington Country Recreation Department where he managed the daily operation of a recreational/fitness summer camp for young children. During his time there, he also planned and designed daily fitness-minded recreational programs.
“I am thrilled to have hired Wade Miller, a former Division II collegiate runner and scholar athlete”, said athletic director Lori Frey. “His academic career in exercise science and his seasoned athletic career will allow him to offer a health, fitness and competitive approach to coaching this collegiate team to success in the NEAC.”
Miller currently serves as an operations manager at FedEx Ground. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University and earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Prior to his tenure at Shippensburg University, Miller attended Hagerstown Community College (HCC). While at HCC, he finished third in the Junior College Region XX Championship and earned Academic All-Honors in cross country and track and field. Miller also achieved National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic honors in indoor track in the 1000 meter race. While at Shippensburg, Miller qualified for several indoor championships in the mile and 5K and earned All-Conference honors at the 2012 Outdoor Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) meet.