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Class of 2008
Purdue: 1980 - 1981
Jay Miller has spent thirty-plus years in collegiate coaching and more than 20 years on the international softball stage. Most recently, Miller was head coach of the USA National Team, leading the USA to the 2010 International Softball Federation World Championship in Venezuela.
In 2011, the NFCA Hall of Famer earned his 1,000 collegiate victory while head coach at Mississippi State. In nine years at the Bulldog helm, he won almost 300 games and took MSU to NCAA regionals six times. His career record stands at 1004-668, including other head coaching stints at Oklahoma City (1984-1987) and Missouri (1987-2002). While in Columbia, he led the Tigers to the Women's College World Series in both 1991 and 1994. His 1997 team captured the Big 12 regular season and tournament championships.
Prior to taking over the USA national team reins, Miller guided the USA junior team to the world title in 2007. He was also an assistant with the World University Team that captured the Gold Medal in the summer of 2006 in Taiwan. In 2005 he served as an assistant to the USA Elite Team that was runner-up in the Canada Cup and brought home the Gold medal in the Intercontinental Cup in Madrid, Spain. The 2004 season saw Miller lead the U.S. Elite Team to a Gold Medal at the first ever World University Games. Miller led the USA Elite team to a Canada Cup title in 2003, defeating such teams as Australia, China, Chinese Taipei and the No. 1 U.S. team, to name only a few.