The 2017 season will be Joe Miller’s 27th season in the dugout at Anderson and his 21st campaign as head coach of the Trojans, after taking the reins from Bobby Beville in 1997.
Miller was hired as an assistant baseball coach at Anderson in June, 1990. A native of Newberry, S.C., Miller was a member of the 1985 Upstate Championship baseball team at Newberry High School and went on to attend Anderson when it was a junior college. He served as captain of the baseball team in 1986 and 1987, and in 1987, he was selected as an infielder for the All-Region X team.
After graduating from Anderson, Miller played baseball (third base) at Newberry College in 1988 and 1989 and was a member of the Indians' District VI Championship team in 1989. Miller was named to the NAIA Academic All-American team following that season.
At the conclusion of his career, Miller earned his masters degree in physical education from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C.
Miller served as an assistant coach under Beville from 1990-1993 and was named associate head coach in 1994.
Beville was named the Director of Athletics in 1996 and Miller was elevated to the position of head coach and has amassed more than 400 victories during his tenure at the helm of the Trojans’ program.
Miller is the son of the late Clyde Miller, who collected more than 800 victories during a distinguished career as a collegiate baseball coach.
Joe and his wife Laurie live in Anderson and have two sons, Tyler, who is a standout infielder for the Black and Gold, and Jake, a member of the men's golf team.