Owen Miller
Owen Miller

Hometown:
Gulfport, Miss.

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Mississippi College, 1994


Courtesy: University of Mississippi Release: 05/21/2010

Entering his fifth season as an assistant coach at Ole Miss, Owen Miller has been instrumental in the Rebels' rise to prominence in the Southeastern Conference.

Miller has helped Ole Miss to three postseason berths and a pair of SEC West titles in the last four years, and the Rebel coaching staff has put together 85 wins during that span, just one shy of the school record by a coaching staff in a four-year span.

Hired by Andy Kennedy on April 7, 2006, Miller's primary duties include recruiting and coaching the frontcourt. He has tutored All-SEC center Dwayne Curtis and SEC All-Freshman forward Reginald Buckner, who set a school record with 64 blocks in 2010.

The Gulfport, Miss., native is coaching in the SEC for the second time in his career, having spent three years at Mississippi State where he helped the Bulldogs to a pair of SEC Western Division titles and a Final Four berth.

Prior to his arrival in Oxford, he served as an assistant coach at Colorado State for two seasons and was the recruiting coordinator in his final campaign. At CSU, Miller was involved in every aspect of the Rams' program including on-floor coaching, recruiting and program organization and administration.

Miller joined the Rams after seven years at Texas-San Antonio, including the final four as recruiting coordinator and the last two as associate head coach. While with UTSA, he helped the Roadrunners annually challenge for an NCAA berth, and in six of seven years, the team recorded a second-place finish or better in the Southland Conference. During that span, the Roadrunners won more games than any other team in the league.

Miller's first coaching experience was as an assistant on Richard Williams' Mississippi State staff, 1994-95 through 1996-97. He helped the Bulldogs to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 1995 and a Final Four trip the following year. MSU won the SEC West crown twice in his tenure and captured the league tournament title in 1996.

Miller spent his college playing days at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he played two seasons before finishing his career at Mississippi College. As an MC senior in 1993-94, Miller started 23 games, ranked second on the team in scoring and topped the team in three-pointers. He earned his B.A. in communication from Mississippi College in 1994.

Miller enjoyed a successful prep career at Gulfport High School, helping the team to back-to-back 5A state titles. Playing alongside LSU and NBA standout Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Miller averaged 21.2 points, five rebounds and four assists per game as a senior and was named to the all-state team.

He is married to the former Hollie Jo Mathis of Poplarville, Miss. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Blog
    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 4

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 4 - ULL (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1, The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 2 and The Season: Ole Miss... read more

    • Freeze Talks Open Date, SEC West

      Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' open date and return to action on Saturday, Sept. 27 against Memphis.Freeze's time on the call begins at the 1:50:18 mark. For the... read more

    • NASCAR's Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Visits Ole Miss

      Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Football

      NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr., visited Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Olive Branch, Mississippi, native spoke to various student groups, including the football team. Stenhouse Jr. presented head coach Hugh Freeze with a firesuit, and Freeze presented him with an... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Sept. 8-14)

      Monday, September 15, 2014 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewSept. 8-14, 2014Volleyball- Ole Miss captured the Magnolia Invitational this past weekend to improve to 10-0, its best start in school history.- The Rebels downed UAB and Mercer 3-0 and then defeated Jacksonville State 3-1... read more

    • Historic Start to the Football Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Football

      After a 56-15 win over Louisiana-Lafayette Saturday, Ole Miss moved up four spots to No. 10 in the latest Associated Press poll, released on Sunday.  Despite breaking into the top 10, the Rebels remain fifth among Southeastern Conference Western Division... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House - Sept. 14

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Athletics

      This is the third installment of Observations from the Best Seat in the House. The idea of this weekly feature will be to bring you all some of our observations from the previous week in Ole Miss Sports. This week... read more

    • Three Rebels Net First Goals of the Season

      Sunday, September 14, 2014 - Soccer

      Leading 1-0 after controlling the play for much of the game, Ole Miss opened up a 3-0 lead on Middle Tennessee with a pair of goals in the final minute of the first half on the way to a 4-0... read more

    • Golson's Buy-In Pays Off

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Senior cornerback Senquez Golson has come a long way since he was a freshman.  That season, he was most notably on the receiving end of a highlight reel juke from Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Three years later, as part... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-ULL Motivational

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs ULL Official Team Motivational from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-ULL

      Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss faces Louisiana-Lafayette in its home opener Saturday. Wearing the Bull's-Eye After a 2-0 start with wins over Boise State and Vanderbilt, Ole Miss moved up to No. 14 in the Associated Press poll,... read more

    • Thompson Lifts Rebels to Historic Start

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Volleyball

      With a chance to make history, Ole Miss dropped a first set for the first time this season. The Rebels answered the bell winning the next three sets to defeat Jacksonville State 3-1 and improve to 10-0 on the season,... read more

    • VIDEO: Return of The Grove

      Friday, September 12, 2014 - Football

      read more

    • Rebel Nation Remembers Stan Sandroni

      Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Football

      Rebel Nation goes into its home opener Saturday excited for the return of football at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but also saddened by the loss of one of its most renowned voices.Stan Sandroni, 64, passed away of a heart attack late Wednesday.... read more

    • Freeze Talks Schedule, Areas for Team to Improve

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's time on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of the Rebels' home opener Saturday against Louisiana-Lafayette. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and will be televised on the SEC Network.Freeze's time... read more

    • Former football player releases Chucky Mullins book

      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Football

      Former Ole Miss football player Jody Hill has partnered with Square Books in Oxford to launch his book, "38: The Chucky Mullins Effect," celebrating the life and impact of his Ole Miss teammate Chucky Mullins. Hill will be signing copies... read more