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Liz Miller

Class of 2005 

Notre Dame: 1993 - 2001



Liz Miller retired from coaching in 2001 after a highly successful stint with the Fighting Irish. Her final squad set the bar for the future of Notre Dame softball, as it won a school record 54 games while losing just seven, ranked as high as eighth in the country and earned the program's first No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Four members of the 2001 Irish squad earned NFCA all-America honors, three were chosen for the United States National Softball Team and two were named to the Verizon Academic All-America First Team.

Over the course of her nine years at Notre Dame, Miller led the team to nine conference regular-season titles, earned five conference coach of the year awards, and compiled a 376-156 (.707) record. Combined with her 17-year record at Lake Michigan College (1975-91), Miller won 917 career games, lost just 298, claimed 21 conference titles and posted 13 consecutive winning seasons. While at Notre Dame, the Irish won over 30 games every season of her tenure and made six NCAA championship appearances.

Most of the major Notre Dame softball records were established during the Miller era, and she coached 10 All-Americans, 14 Academic All-Americans, 25 NFCA All-Mideast Region selections, 27 All-BIG EAST First Team selections and 13 All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference selections.