Bulldog Hall of Fame
Jim Miller Jim Miller
Wrestling Coach, 1981-94

An FSU graduate, Dr. Miller served as Ferris State's final head wrestling coach from 1984-94 and led the Bulldogs to seven GLIAC Championships. In his 10 seasons, he also guided the Bulldogs to seven top-12 national finishes including a second-place effort in 1989. Both a three-time GLIAC and Mideast Region Coach of the Year, Dr. Miller coached 34 NCAA Division II All-Americans and 16 NCAA-II Academic All-Americans during his head coaching tenure. His 1994 Bulldog squad placed third among Division II's top academic teams. An alternate on the 1988 United States Greco-Roman Olympic Wrestling Team, Miller was a two-time Pan-American and three-time U.S. Olympic Festival medallist as a wrestler. The nine-time U.S. National Open All-American was a two-time national champion. He served as an assistant wrestling coach at Central Michigan from 1994-97 and also was an assistant at Ferris State from 1981-84 before being named the program's head coach. At the international level, he was a coaching staff member for the 1996 Greco-Roman Olympic Team and the head coach of the 1994 Cadet World Championship Team. He also was the national team head coach for the U.S. Association of Blind Athletes and the Michigan Wrestling Club. Dr. Miller graduated from FSU's College of Optometry and earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Central Michigan. He currently serves as an associate professor and clinic chief of sports vision services at Ferris' Michigan College of Optometry. Dr. Miller, who is a frequent public speaker, also has organized and participated in several international vision care missions. A Heidelberg, Germany, native, Dr. Miller graduated from Warren's Fitzgerald High School. He currently lives in Big Rapids along with his wife, Cindy.

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