Air Force lands longtime assistant Miller as director of hockey

Steve Miller, former associate head coach at Providence and Denver, has been named the director of hockey at Air Force.

Miller comes to the Academy after one season as the associate head coach at Providence where he helped lead the Friars to the 2015 NCAA championship.

Prior to his stint in Providence, he spent 20 seasons as an assistant and associate head coach at Denver, helping lead the Pioneers to back-to-back NCAA championships in 2004 and 2005. In 2009, Miller earned the Terry Flanagan Award, which recognizes an assistant coaches’ career body of work.

“Steve’s resume speaks for itself,” Air Force head coach Frank Serratore said in a statement. “He has worked for two of the best coaches in the business, George Gwozdecky and Nate Leaman, while helping build three NCAA championship teams. Steve is a devoted family man and a highly respected member of the college hockey coaching fraternity [and] he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Air Force hockey program. His primary duty as director of hockey will be to help make our coaching staff better [and] I believe our program just got significantly better with the hiring of Steve Miller.”

Miller played college hockey at St. Mary’s and began his coaching career at his alma mater, helping St. Mary’s capture the 1989 MIAC playoff championship and advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. He also served as a graduate assistant coach at Miami for two seasons under Gwozdecky before moving with Gwozdecky to Denver.

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