Former Culver Military Academy coach and Vermont player Ryan Miller has been named an assistant coach at Massachusetts.
“It’s a great day for Massachusetts hockey,” said UMass head coach John Micheletto in a news release. “With Ryan joining our family, our players are the beneficiaries of Ryan’s mentorship, work ethic and hockey knowledge. He’s a proven communicator, leader and winner who had worked tirelessly to build an impressive body of work. Ryan has identified, recruited and guided elite-level players from across North America so far in his career and that well-rounded experience will impact our program immediately.”
“I am honored to be joining the coaching staff of such a well-respected hockey program as the University of Massachusetts and my family and I are excited to become a part of the close-knit community built around UMass and Amherst,” added Miller. “I will eagerly bring my lifelong passion for the game of hockey to the position, in the hope that I can contribute to the storied tradition of UMass hockey and continuously work toward future successes.”
Miller completed his second season as a part of the Culver hockey program in 2012-13 and led the Prep squad to a No. 10 national ranking with a record of 28-11-3 in his first campaign as head coach. In 2022-12, he served as the head coach of the Under-16 team, guiding the Eagles to a No. 11 national ranking and a 30-9-4 record.
Prior to his stint at Culver, Miller was the head coach for Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., from 2007-11 and while attending graduate school at Miami, Miller was a volunteer assistant for the RedHawks’ varsity program for a year in addition to acting as head coach for the school’s club team for two years.
At Vermont, Miller played 91 games from 1999-2003, recording 35 points on 13 goals and 22 assists. He was also team captain in his senior year.