Inducted Year in 1991
Miller lettered in football, basketball and baseball at Calhoun County High School in Oxford before graduating in 1949. At Oxford, he was a three-year starter at center in basketball. In Miller’s senior season, he was the leading scorer in the large-school division of the Sixth District basketball tournament. Miller led Oxford to a runner-up finish in the district tournament, and a place in the state tournament, and was first team All-Sixth District tournament. At the state tournament, Miller again led his team in scoring as Oxford upset Florala before losing to Coffee, the eventual state runner-up. Miller played on two junior college conference championship teams at Snead State and accepted a basketball scholarship offer from Florida State. After one year at FSU, he spent two years (1952-1954) in military service during the Korean War. Miller returned from military service and played basketball at Jacksonville State during his senior season then spent one season as an assistant for Jacksonville State coach Tom Roberson. Miller started his 32-year high school coaching career at Alexandria in the fall of 1956. At Alexandria, he was head basketball coach and assistant football coach. His Alexandria basketball teams went to the state tournament three times in five years and won the Calhoun County tournament in 1957 and 1960. He coached in Florida for one season (1961-62) then took the head basketball position at Talladega High School, where he remained for 26 years. While at Talladega, Miller also coached baseball and track and was an assistant in football. Eight of Miller’s Talladega basketball teams reached the state tournament and 14 won Talladega County tournament titles. His career record was 680-238. He served two terms on the Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control. When Miller retired in 1988, the Talladega High School gymnasium was named in his honor. In 1991, Miller was inducted into Jacksonville State University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1992, he became a member of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame.