Miller Reaches Coaching Milestone In Earning 600 Career Wins
Miller sports impressive 600-366-2 record
NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College men's and women's tennis head coach Lynn Miller claimed her 600th career victory, combined between both programs, earlier today as the women's tennis team defeated Smith College by a 9-0 score.
Miller is 600-366-2 (.621 winning percentage) all-time as head coach of both programs at Wheaton. Miller, who was inducted into the United State Tennis Association (USTA) of New England Hall of Fame in 2012, has guided the Lyons to 34 conference tournament appearances, two NEWMAC championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances throughout her career. Miller also has been named NEWMAC Coach of the Year on five separate occasions between both programs.
"I want to congratulate coach Miller on her 600th career victory as a tennis coach for the men and women here at Wheaton. Her knowledge of the game and of what it takes to be a student-athlete at the Division III level has touched the lives of numerous student-athletes here at Wheaton," said Director of Athletics and Recreation John Sutyak '00. "Not only has she had success as a coach on the court, but her students-athletes also have consistently been top performers academically in the department of athletics at Wheaton. I am very happy for Lynn in reaching this milestone."
Along with her previously mentioned achievements, Miller has coached 71 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, 45 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference student-athletes, 129 NEW 8/NEWMAC All-Conference selections, four NCAA Tournament qualifiers, two NEWMAC Rookie of the Year selections, one NEWMAC Player of the Year student-athlete, one ITA National Tournament qualifier, one ITA All-American in Payum Payman '07 and another ITA Northeast Rookie of the Year selection in Ashley Kriwinsky '07.
Miller will be inducted into the Wheaton College Athletics Yowell Hall of Fame on October 4 at 7 p.m. in Emerson Dining Hall on campus. For 34 years, Miller has fulfilled her commitment to excellence not only as a head coach, but also as an administrator. Miller has coached the women's tennis program since 1980 and the men's tennis squad since 1989, in addition to guiding the women's basketball program from 1980–84. Alongside her coaching duties, Miller served as the director of athletics from 1986–88, the intramurals director (1990-97), sports information director (1991–93), facilities manager (1993–2000) and a physical education instructor for 25 years (1980–2004).
Miller began her coaching career as an assistant with the men's tennis team at her alma mater, Plymouth State University, in 1974 and earned her first head coaching position in 1977, when she took over at the helm of the Hofstra University women's tennis program. Miller taught with Australian Davis Cup champions Rod Laver and Roy Emerson in their company, Laver Emerson Tennis Clinics, in Texas, North Carolina and New Hampshire as her first job out of college.