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Roni Miller
Head Coach - 3rd Season
Alma Mater: York College
Phone: 402-363-5717

Coach Miller is in her third 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 as a pitcher.  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. 

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 Retired Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Miller of the United States Coast Guard.  Together they have two daughters, Peyton and Aubrey.

Coach Miller is supported by her hometown fans:

         

Seamus Wilmot & Kitrena Swanson

Czar & Birgitta Piamonte

Jared & Annie Johnson

Tim & Kathy Bruner

Stephen Olmo

In Memory of Dr. Mark Moore

 
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Kenny Miller
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season
Alma Mater: US Coast Guard
Phone: 402-363-5717

Kenny Miller is beginning his 3rd season as an Assistant Coach with his wife, Head Coach, Roni Miller.  The previous 2 seasons, "Coach Kenny" served as the head recruiting coordinator for the West Coast while he finished his 20 year service in the United States Coast Guard, stationed in Alameda, Calif.

Kenny retired in July as a Chief Warrant Officer.  His loyal service to our country is something that York College is truly grateful for. 

Kenny's previous coaching experience comes from coaching high school softball at Dublin High School (Dublin, Calif.) and Encinal High School (Alameda, Calif.). 

Coach Kenny enjoys playing rugby.  He was a proud member of the US Coast Guard rugby team and the Old Aztec Rugby Club of San Diego, Calif.  He is the son of Gene and Sidney Miller (Madera, Calif.) and the proud Daddy to his two daughters Peyton (7 years) and Aubrey (4 years).

 

 
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Kaylen Fike
Student Assistant - 1st Season
Alma Mater: York College
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Kaylen Fike is entering her first season as a student assistant for the Panthers. Before

transferring to York, she spent the previous three seasons as a player at Bethel College, KS.

She was named a KCAC scholar in 2015 and 2016, received the Champions of Character

award in 2015, and was named an NAIA scholar in 2016.

 

She will graduate in May with a degree in English Education. In 2013, she graduated from Byng

High School in Ada, OK. Her sister, Kendall, is a freshman on the Panther basketball team. Her

parents, Matt and Kelly Fike, are graduates of York and served as the women’s basketball

coaches at the college from 2004-2007. Her youngest sister, Kirsten, is an 8th grader. She is

also engaged to Justin Rodrigues of Ada, OK.

 
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Ashley Spagnolo
Manager
Alma Mater: York College
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Taylor Brown
Manager
Alma Mater: York College
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