Coach Miller is in her first season at York College, however she is no stranger to York College. She was a Panther and played at York College from 1997-2000. She earned MCAC All-Conference honors all four years. She was the first York College Softball player to earn MCAC Player of the Week honors and NAIA Pitcher of the Week honors. Miller is attributed to helping build the softball program at York College. After the 1998 season the college had considered dropping the program and she and her teammates convinced the President of the college to keep the program and helped recruit a new coach and players. Her senior year the team won 32 games and qualified for Regional’s, the first time in school history. In 2001, Miller finished her college career as a member of the coaching staff and graduated with a degree in History. She later accepted a position in the Admissions Office where she recruited for the college from 2002-2005.
Her most recent coaching experience comes from coaching the Encinal High School Varsity team during their 2014 history making season. She has helped the Alameda Girls Softball Association (AGSA) and the Alameda Blaze for the past 4 years, being a member of its Board of Directors and using her experience to help the players take their talents to the next level and become more competitive.
Coach Miller is native to the Central Valley, growing up in Madera, Calif. She is the daughter of John & Yvonne Arellano. Miller gives credit to her dad and sister Victoria for teaching her how to play softball. Prior to her collegiate career, Miller was a starting pitcher and outfielder on the varsity squad at Madera High School for four seasons, being coached/mentored by Judy Shaubach, who celebrated her 500th career win in 2012, and continues to be the winningest female softball coach in Central Section history. Miller attributes her pitching success to her mentor and pitching coach, Leroy Zimmerman. “Mr. Z” who was inducted into the International Softball Hall of Fame in 1971. Miller’s passion for coaching comes from her deep love of the game and the coaching she was blessed with growing up.
Miller is the proud wife of Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Miller of the United States Coast Guard. Together they have two daughters, Peyton and Aubrey.
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