Miller Elevated to Associate Head Coach of KU Soccer

March 14, 2008


Veteran assistant coach Kelly Miller has had his title changed to Associate Head Coach of the Kansas soccer program. Head coach Mark Francis announced the promotion Friday.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>

“I would like to thank Coach Francis for his support and belief in me,” Miller said.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity and look forward to taking a more active role in the future of the Kansas soccer program. This is an exciting time for this program, and I’m very proud to continue to be a part of it.”

Miller has worked with the Jayhawks for the past nine seasons, first as a volunteer assistant before assuming a full-time assistant coaching job on Francis’ staff prior to the 2000 season. He has primarily worked with the goalkeepers, helping the development of First Team All-American Meghan Miller as well as Colleen Quinn and Julie Hanley in recent years.

“Kelly has shown a lot of loyalty and dedication to our program,” Francis said.

“He has great insight into the game and is invaluable to our staff as we continue to strive to get better each year and win another Big 12 Conference title. I look forward to continuing to work with Kelly for many more years.”

The Jayhawks will travel to Lincoln, Neb. to participate in a triangular with Nebraska and Minnesota on March 30. KU will meet the Huskers at 11 a.m. and the Golden Gophers at 1 p.m.